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Car seat laws for a truck in Ohio?

I was wondering what the car seat laws are in Ohio for a truck (airbags). My child is 5 but is very small so she needs her car seat. But is it legal to use the car seat in a truck?







Kevin
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The car seat law in Ohio is at least 4 years old AND 40 pounds. If your 5 year old is less than 40 pounds then they need a car seat. If there is an airbag disable switch in the truck it should be turned off. If there is no switch then it is legal to have the child ride in the truck.


Alexandra
Make sure the passenger-side airbag is turned off, if you can turn it off.


racingirl14
if you do not have a extended cab then you should turn off the passenger air bag. otherwise small children (weight/height....not age) and car seats should be used in rear seat.


piratesockmonkey
Many pickup trucks have back seats that are too small for child safety seats. Research has shown that the risk of injury to children riding in the back seat of a compact extended-cab pickup truck is five times higher than when riding in any other vehicle. If you have a larger pickup with a back seat that faces the front of the truck, a safety seat may be installed there if the truck's manual recommends it and at least 80% of the safety seat's base sits on the truck seat cushion. If you must install a safety seat in the front seat of a pickup truck, disable the air bag by using the on-off switch. If your vehicle does not have an on-off switch, do not transport a rear-facing child in the front seat. If using a forward-facing child seat in the front seat of a pickup, move the front seat as far back as possible. Installing a safety seat in the front seat of any vehicle increases the risk of death by more than 30%, so a pickup truck without a back seat is not the safest choice for transporting a child.







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