When can a child legally sit in the front seat in Texas? There is no law in Texas specifies when a child can sit in the front seat. However, the law requires that all child safety seat systems must be used according to owner’s manual. Most vehicle manufacturers’ require and recommend keeping all children 12 years and younger in the back seat.
What is the height and weight requirements to sit in the front seat in Texas? The National Safety Council recommends that a child also be over 4’9″ tall, weigh more than 80 pounds, and be over 12 years before riding in the front seat, although Texas law does not require it.
What are the passenger laws in Texas? In Texas, the law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up or face fines and court costs up to $200. Children younger than 8 years must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they’re taller than 4 feet 9 inches. If they aren’t properly restrained, the driver faces fines up to $250, plus court costs.
What age can children sit in the front seat? Children 3 years and over, up to 135cm tall must sit in the rear and use an adult seat belt. Children aged 12 years or more, or over 135cm tall, may travel the front, but must wear the seat belt.