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    Canada NL law regarding front seat placement of booster seats - Canada

    Please advise if it is an actual law or a recommendation for children under the age of five to ride in the back seat.

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    Re: NL law regarding front seat placement of booster seats - Canada

    As far as I know the only law in NL on this issue is that a child under 12 years of age can't sit in the front passenger seat with an active airbag. It's very dangerous for any child, rear or forward facing, to sit in the front passenger seat with an active airbag.

    If airbag is turned off the front passenger seat is an excellent place for a child, rear or forward facing, and the safest place in the car for a rear facing child.
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    Re: NL law regarding front seat placement of booster seats - Canada

    In Newfoundland and Labrador, "Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4 feet, 9 inches (145 cm) tall, or a minimum of 80 pounds (36 kg), or a minimum of 8 years old." This is from the Highway Traffic Act.

    Therefore, children must ride in the back seat, in a booster until they are tall enough to ride in a seat belt safely. A minimum age of 8 year old. Height plays more of a factor with seat belt fit though.

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    Re: NL law regarding front seat placement of booster seats - Canada

    It looks like NL can be an abbreviation for Netherlands or Newfoundland. In this case, it appears the original poster is in Canada.

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