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  • IVC/Child in front seat?

    I am looking for some info...and appreciate any help you guys have to offer!

    What are the laws regarding children riding in the front seat of a vehicle? Also, what about a jeep wrangler with no roof/doors on it?

    Thanks!

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    (625 ILCS 25/4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1104)
    Sec. 4. When any person is transporting a child in this State under the age of 8 years in a non‑commercial motor vehicle of the first division, any truck or truck tractor that is equipped with seat safety belts, any other motor vehicle of the second division with a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,000 pounds or less, or a recreational vehicle on the roadways, streets or highways of this State, such person shall be responsible for providing for the protection of such child by properly securing him or her in an appropriate child restraint system. The parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 8 years shall provide a child restraint system to any person who transports his or her child.
    For purposes of this Section and Section 4b, "child restraint system" means any device which meets the standards of the United States Department of Transportation designed to restrain, seat or position children, which also includes a booster seat.
    A child weighing more than 40 pounds may be transported in the back seat of a motor vehicle while wearing only a lap belt if the back seat of the motor vehicle is not equipped with a combination lap and shoulder belt.
    (Source: P.A. 95‑254, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply...

      The situation is my ex-wife is putting our 4 year old in the front seat of her jeep (which has both the doors and roof off). She is putting him in a child seat, I am just worried about the danger of my son flying out of the car in an accident...

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      • #4
        Front seats are bad for kids..laws pertaining to age apply.

        What is also deadly is the airbag.
        This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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        • #5
          Called my local PD...they said it is absolutely illegal, and she could be arrested for child endangerment...

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