Why do you have to be a certain age to sit in the front seat?

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They're making an assumption, that a child of a certain age will be at or above a certain height and strength. You do not want a deployed airbag to hit them at the wrong place and cause damage. And, studies have shown that there is a better chance of surviving a passenger-side impact when you have a higher muscle-mass.
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Age to sit in front seat of car?

Every state has different laws about this concept. On average, achild must be at least 7 years old and over 40 pounds to sit in thefront seat of a vehicle.

What age do you have to be to sit in the front seat of a car in OR?

you have to be at least 10 years to sit in front of a car Actually I have read that you have to be 12 years of age to sit in the front seat of a car due to the airbag. Well

What age can a child sit in the front passenger seat of a car?

Laws change form place to place but the average age is 12-13 years. It is not so much a factor of the weight of the child. DiamalerChrysler like any other car company, states