Child in front seat (car)
- just to be clear the kid in question is big (bigger than some adults)
I tried to look for info but had problems with finding the answer
Oct 3rd, 2020 6:48 pm
Oct 3rd, 2020 7:02 pm
Oct 3rd, 2020 9:44 pm
This!!! Size means nothing. Their bones and muscles aren't nearly as developed as an adult. Keep them where they belong, in the backseat.
Oct 4th, 2020 12:02 am
Passengers under age 16
While they're not required to sit in the back seat, research has shown that children under age 13 are safest in the back seat of motor vehicles away from active airbags.
Exception: Where a back seat is unavailable, or if the back seat is a sideways facing seat, such as in a light-duty truck, children can sit in the front seat only if:
there is no active airbag for the front seat
the front air bag can be switched off*
*If there is no switch to turn the air bag on/off, visit Transport Canada for more information on their deactivation program.
You can get information on child passenger safety from your local public health unit.
Oct 4th, 2020 4:56 pm
Oct 4th, 2020 7:33 pm
Yes. Back seat behind driver is the safest.
Oct 4th, 2020 8:57 pm
Most research these days seem to point to the front seat being safer than the back seat (for adults only), provided the car is a modern vehicle. The front seat has become far safer over the decades and the back seat has been mostly ignored.
Oct 5th, 2020 2:32 pm
Thanks , that was interestingShaner wrote: ↑ Most research these days seem to point to the front seat being safer than the back seat (for adults only), provided the car is a modern vehicle. The front seat has become far safer over the decades and the back seat has been mostly ignored.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/busi ... afety.html
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/2424 ... y-says.htm
Oct 5th, 2020 3:50 pm
Don't overthink it. Studies and research is done all the time on the well being of kids. Not as many resources are put into elderly, frail people. I doubt the research on the health of old people in accidents is being done.