Auto child restraint safety

Safety tips for child car seats

With few exceptions, all vehicles carrying children as passengers are required to have the proper car seat or booster seat properly installed. Don’t buy used car seats because they could be damaged or outdated. Read the manufacturer’s installation instructions to help you install the seat properly. If you need help, contact your local police.

Infants up to 9 kg (20 lb) must be in an approved child restraint system, facing rearward in the back seat. The middle seat away from the sides of the vehicle provides the best protection if the vehicle is in an accident.

Toddlers 9 kg up to 18 kg (40 lb) can be in an approved restraint system, forward facing in the rear seat.

School-aged children must be 18 kg to 36 kg (80 lb) or eight years old or 145 cm (4’9″) tall before they can ride without a booster seat. Once a child reaches one of the above criteria milestones, he/she is eligible to sit in a normal seat using a normal seatbelt.

Contact the staff at our local office for more safety tips.