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When can a child sit in the front seat in Victoria?

When can a child sit in the front seat in Victoria?

7 years
Children aged 7 years and over can travel in the front seat. However, research shows that children under 12 years are much safer travelling in the back seat.

How old do you have to be to sit in front seat in car?

Children aged from four to seven must not be in the front row of a car that has two or more rows of seats unless all other seats are also occupied by passengers who under the age of seven, or there is no other seat they can sit in.

Is it safe for a child to sit in the front seat?

Children who sit in the front seat before they’re larger in size are at risk for head injuries due to the impact of the airbag or the airbag’s ability to lift them off the seat and hit the top of the car. After they graduate from a car seat, the safest place for young people to sit is the middle of the back seat,…

How old do you have to be to get out of a car seat in Australia?

As mentioned, some states have made amendments to the national laws. For example, Victoria, News South Wales and South Australia no longer consider age ‘7’ the magic number to take a child out of a child restraint.

When does a child stop using a car seat?

So, at what age can a child stop using a car seat or booster seat? Like we said, the first thing you need to do is ensure your are complying with the car seat and booster seat laws in your state. Beyond that, it will depend on whether the child has grown to the point where using only a seat belt is safe enough.

How old do you have to be to ride in front seat in SA?

Children 6 months up to 4 years Must use either an approved rear facing infant restraint or a forward-facing child safety seat with an inbuilt harness. Must not travel in the front seat of a vehicle that has two or more rows of seats.

How old does a child have to be to sit in a front facing car seat?

Forward facing car seat. Children can sit in a front-facing seat after they are one year old, but many parents may decide to wait until they are older to transition them into this seat. A child can remain secure in this seat until they are seven years old or outgrow the seat. Booster seat.

How old do you have to be to sit in front of car in Ga?

The car seat regulations in GA state that all children younger than eight years old and shorter than 57 inches in height cannot sit in the front of a vehicle due to the threat an airbag poses to their health. However, no booster seat weight or age requirements are specified in the law.

How old do you have to be to be restrained in a car in SA?

Penalties include expiation fees and demerit points. When travelling in a motor vehicle in South Australia, all children under 16 years of age must be restrained in a suitable approved restraint that is properly adjusted and fastened.

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Ruth Doyle