FollowupID: 645700 Submitted:
Sunday, Aug 09, 2009 at 23:01
Lex M (Brisbane) posted:
From Qld Transport web site
"When can my child sit in the front passenger seat
There is no set legal age in Queensland
for when a child can sit in the front passenger seat
. The Department of Transport and Main Roads recommends that children sit in the back seat
— it is the safest place for a child. Once a child is old enough to use a booster seat
, they are able to sit in the front seat
(using the booster). When vehicles have passenger side airbags, parents/carers should check the car's owner's manual before putting a child in the front. If you have to put a child in the front passenger seat
of a vehicle with a passenger side airbag, ensure the seat
is pushed back as far as it will go.
It is legal to use a capsule or car seat
in a ute or van, as long as there is sufficient space and an anchor point is installed."