According to N.C. law, children less than age 5 and less than 40 pounds must sit in the back seat of any vehicle with passenger-side airbags.
Safety organizations, though, advise leaving kids in the back until they are 12 or 13. And children who are under 80 pounds should still sit in booster seats, even if they do sit in the front.
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NOTE: This 2014 answer replaces an earlier MyReporter answer on the topic.
Date posted: July 24, 2014
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