Back Seat is the Right Seat
Placing children in back instead of the front reduces injury risk by 64 percent for young children (infants to 8 years old).
It reduces the risk of injury by 31 percent for children between 9 and 12 years.
Remember, children in the front seat, particularly infants in rear-facing child restraints, may be at risk of serious injury or death if the front airbag is activated and inflated.
The risk of injury from a side airbag in the rear seats is extremely low as long as children are properly restrained and positioned.
Children should avoid leaning against doors because the initial deployment force of a side airbag. It may be harmful.