In my specific case, my child will be sitting in a front facing car seat. Not sure which side is safer. I can think of few reasons for either side of the 2nd row, looking for other input. Driver side: I don't have to walk around the car to get her in/out of the car. Would be easier to see her in a rear view mirror, or add on mirror. Passenger side: Would be easier to hand her things that she might need. With auto pilot, I might dare to turn around and look at her, and it would be easier on this side. Thanks!