Bags and Children
Does your child ride in the
back seat? The back seat is generally the safest place in
a crash. Almost all vehicles are now equipped with airbags.
With children 12 and under, there is one general rule: place
them in the rear seat! Airbags can severely injure or kill
children sitting in the front seat. Besides the rear seat
is much safer even if your vehicle isn't equipped with air
bags. When a child must be seated in the front seat, move
the seat as far back as possible. If your vehicle has a
passenger-side air bag, the only place for a rear-facing
infant seat to be installed is in the rear seat.