When can I put my child in the front seat?

To keep them as safe as possible, children under 13 should ride in the rear seats, even if they have graduated from a booster seat to a seat belt.

If a child must ride in the front seat, the vehicle seat must be moved back as far as possible.  Caregivers should avoid putting car seats in the front passenger seat because of the presence of airbags.  If the car only has two seats, caregivers should disable front passenger airbags before placing a child passenger seat in the front (check your vehicle’s owner’s manual). This should only be used as a last resort.