CAR SEAT QUICK FACTS

//CAR SEAT QUICK FACTS

CAR SEAT QUICK FACTS

Child Seating and Restraint Systems

Many children are not tall enough to wear a seat belt safely. For this reason, all drivers must ensure young passengers are properly restrained — protective seating types change as a child gets older, taller and heavier.

There are four stages of child seating and restraint systems in total:

  1. Infants: required to sit in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 12 months old and over 9kg (20 lbs)
  2. Toddlers: required to sit in forward-facing car seats when the child is at least a year old and over 9 kg (20 lbs). They should continue to be buckled into this type of seat until they are 18 kg (40 lbs)
  3. Under 9: required to be in booster seats with seat belts when the child is under nine years of age or until they have reached the height of 145 cm (4’9”) tall
  4. Youth: A properly adjusted seat belt is the last stage for anyone over 9 years age

Resources

ICBC publication: Child Car Seats

BCAA: Child Car Seat Safety

2018-07-03T14:34:17+00:00

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