In Ohio, children must be 13 or over to sit up front in a car, according to Nationwide Children's. Per Safe Kids Central Ohio, children in Ohio under 13 who are riding in the back seat must wear a safety belt if they are not secured in a car seat.Know More
Other Ohio laws relating to transporting children in vehicles include keeping children under 4 years old and under 40 pounds in a safety seat while riding in the car, according to Nationwide Children's. Infants under 2 years of age need to ride in a rear-facing safety seat. Children in Ohio must use a booster seat until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall or they are 8 years old.
In most states, 7-year-old children are permitted to sit in the front seat of a car provided they are in a child or booster seat; however, in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Wyoming and Washington, a 7-year-old is only allowed to sit in the front seat if the back seat is unavailable or, in Washington's case, impractical. Despite the varying state regulations, it is recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all children aged 12 or less are seated in the back seat of a car, which is a recommendation that is law in Puerto Rico. This is because passenger seat airbags pose the risk of death to young children.Full Answer >
The fines for speeding in Ohio range from $150 to $500, as of 2014. The specific fine charged for a ticket varies based on the speed a person is going, whether or not the driver has prior offenses and if any other violations are present.Full Answer >
Ohio is famous as the birthplace of seven presidents and 24 astronauts and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as two Major League Baseball teams, the Cleveland Indians and the first professional team, the Cincinnati Reds. Personalities born in Ohio include Paul Newman, Steven Spielberg, Clark Gable, Arsenio Hall and Thomas Edison.Full Answer >
Children can sit in the front seat of a vehicle once they are 12 years old. By the time a child moves to the front seat, she should be able to fit into the seat belt without a booster seat.Full Answer >