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Q: Requirements for child to sit in front seat of vehicle ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Requirements for child to sit in front seat of vehicle
Category: Family and Home > Parenting
Asked by: mlb1962-ga
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Posted: 06 Mar 2006 05:54 PST
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Question ID: 704171
In NJ, what is the requirments for a child to be able to sit in the
front passenger seat of a vehicle. Is it based on age (i.e., over 12
years) or weight (i.e., must be at least 70 lbs.)..?
Subject: Re: Requirements for child to sit in front seat of vehicle
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 06 Mar 2006 08:32 PST
Dear mlb1962-ga;

Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. I
believe these sources will explain the law sufficiently:

?Under the new law, children under age 8 or weighing less than 80
pounds are required to be in a booster seat, in the rear of the
vehicle. Passengers over age 8 and under 18 are required to be in a
seat belt anywhere in the vehicle.?

?As of December 1, 2001, New Jersey's child passenger safety law requires:

-- Children up to age 8 or 80 pounds must ride in a safety or booster
seat in the rear seat of the vehicle. If there is no back seat, the
child must sit in the front seat secured by a safety or booster seat.
-- Children under age 8 who weigh more than 80 pounds must wear a seat
belt anywhere n the vehicle.
-- Passengers age 8 to 18 (Regardless of weight) must wear a seat belt
anywhere inside the vehicle.?

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Subject: Re: Requirements for child to sit in front seat of vehicle
From: siliconsamurai-ga on 06 Mar 2006 08:10 PST
I don't know about the particular motor vehicle code but I know it is
extremely dangerous to have children or even small adults in the front
if equipped with air bags.
Subject: Re: Requirements for child to sit in front seat of vehicle
From: coliv77-ga on 08 Jun 2006 09:17 PDT
The latest generation Airbags deal very well with this issue. They
vary their deployment strength depending on the speed of the vehicle
in the time of the impact and also on the weight of the passenger.

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