WHEN TO USE A BOOSTER SEAT IN FLORIDA
- Your child has outgrown the internal harness of your forward facing car seat.
- Your child is between 40 and 80 pounds and is at least 35 inches tall but not yet 4’9” tall.
When can a child ride in the front seat in Florida?
13 years old
What is the law for sitting in the front seat in Florida?
Florida law requires the use of seat belts or child restraint devices by drivers of motor vehicles, all front seat passengers and all children riding in a vehicle under 18. Children should be in the rear seats until at least age 12, since deployed front seat air bags can be dangerous to children.
When can a child get out of a booster seat in Florida?
Yet seven out of 10 parents do not know that a child should be at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall and at least 80 pounds before buckling up like an adult. Florida’s new booster seat law aims to change that. Effective Jan. 1, children ages 5 and younger must use a booster seat when in a motor vehicle.
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