Does car seat go behind driver or passenger?
The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.
Can rear-facing car seat go behind driver or passenger?
Remember: The only safe place for a baby to sleep is on his back, in his crib. Move your baby to a safe sleep location once you’re done driving. Children under 13 should sit in the back seat. Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front passenger seat, since the airbag could injure your baby.
Why do car seats go on the passenger side?
The driver’s primary purpose is to focus on the road, and not do a few things at the same time. Otherwise, they can cause a car accident. However, in this position, kids are more secured during a crash than when they sit behind the driver. Also, it’s easier to get the child in and out of the car from that side.
Is driver or passenger side safer?
The rear-center is perceived to be the safest, as it is furthest from side impact on either side. Statistically there is no significant difference from driver’s side vs passenger side. Things to think about might be: If you live in an area where you parallel park, never take baby out on traffic side.
Can a car seat go in the front seat?
A child of any age can sit in the front seat provided they are properly restrained. However, most car manufacturers recommend against the use of rearward facing child car seats in front passenger seats. A child in a rearward facing car seat should not be placed in the front seat of a vehicle where there is an air bag.