Why Kids Under 13 Should Never Sit In The Front Seat

Aug 18, 2016 at 11:30 am |

This is very eye opening

I have 4 kids ranging in age from 14 to 8 and the 14-year-old is the only one I allow to sit in the front seat of my car. She’s very tall (she’s 5’7) so she’s been sitting in the front seat since she’s been about 12.  My 12-year-old is small for his age, so even though he asks me every time we head to the car if he can sit in the front seat, I still say no. I then go on to explain to him about airbags and how badly it could hurt him if he was in the front seat and an accident happened, and he goes to sit in the back seat.

You have a tween at home who has been bugging you to sit in the front seat, but there are some very compelling safety reasons why you should say no.

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While your child might ask you earlier to let them sit in the front seat of the family car, here are some pretty compelling reasons to keep them in the back until they’re a teenager.

Here's why kids should stay in the back seat