How Old Do You Have to Be to "sit up Front" in Ohio?

How Old Do You Have to Be to "sit up Front" in Ohio?

In Ohio, children must be 13 or over to sit up front in a car, according to Nationwide Children's. Per Safe Kids Central Ohio, children in Ohio under 13 who are riding in the back seat must wear a safety belt if they are not secured in a car seat.

Other Ohio laws relating to transporting children in vehicles include keeping children under 4 years old and under 40 pounds in a safety seat while riding in the car, according to Nationwide Children's. Infants under 2 years of age need to ride in a rear-facing safety seat. Children in Ohio must use a booster seat until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall or they are 8 years old.