The safest spot for your baby is always in the backseat — preferably in the middle spot, away from passenger-side air bags. If your car doesn’t fit a car seat securely there, place the seat on either side of the backseat (or, if you drive an SUV, in the second row).
Does a baby car seat go behind the driver?
You should only install a car seat behind the driver or passenger seats under the following conditions: If you have more than one car seat that needs to be installed. If your child is riding in the forward-facing position and you have another child riding in the backseat that doesn’t need a car seat.
What is the most dangerous seat in a car?
The backseat is safer than the front seat. The middle seat is 25 percent safer than the back seat.
Can you have 3 car seats in the back of a car?
No room for a third child car seat
Children under 3 must be in a child car seat. If there’s no room for a third child car seat in the back of the vehicle, the child must travel in the front seat with the correct child car seat. Children aged 3 or older can sit in the back using an adult belt.
What is the safest seat in a car for a baby?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that all children under the age of 13 ride in the back seat, ideally in the center. The rear center seat is also recommended as the best place for kids’ car seats.
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.
Which is the death seat in a car?
The passenger seat next to the driver of an automotive vehicle. [So called because this seat is said to be the most dangerous one in the event of an accident.]