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Table of Contents

· What happens to the occupants of a vehicle when a collision occurs?
· Why use a child safety seat?
· Purchasing a New Infant Seat
· Purchasing or Borrowing a Used Infant Seat
· Moving Up To a Bigger Car Seat
· Moving to a forward facing child seat
· Adult Seat Belts are Not For Children!
· Installing Your Child Seat Yourself
· Where is my child safest?
· Adults lead by example

Traffic Services

Child Seat Safety



Adult Seat Belts are Not For Children-Children 4-8 years need a belt positioning booster seat!

***NEVER PLACE AN INFANT/CHILD SEAT OR CHILDREN UNDER 12 IN FRONT OF AN ACTIVE AIRBAG-DOING SO MAY RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY TO YOUR CHILD***

New legislation will come into effect in October 2005. This legislation will require anyone transporting children 4-8 years, 18-36 kgs (40-80 lbs.) in a motor vehicle to make sure they are using a booster seat.

One very important fact that all parents should know is that motor vehicle seatbelt systems are built for adults not children. The booster seat helps to “boost” your child into proper position for the lap and chest portions of the seatbelt assembly.

Booster seats are available where other child seats are sold.

Forward facing booster seat with a child in it
FORWARD FACING BOOSTER SEAT

Booster seats do not require any special installation. Simply use the vehicle seat belt assembly in conjunction with the booster seat to obtain optimal fit.

 

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