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When installed and used correctly, child car seats and booster seats can reduce the risk of children being injured or killed in collisions.
Community car seat inspection clinics indicate that many child car seats are installed and or used incorrectly. Common errors include not tightening the seat belt, Universal Anchorage System (UAS) strap and harness straps enough, and not properly using a tether strap when it’s required. Make sure your child is safe and secure and is buckled up right. Children 12 years of age and under are safest in the back seat, away from front active air bags.
By law, drivers are responsible for ensuring passengers under 16 years of age are secured properly in a seat belt, a child car seat or booster seat.
In Ontario, if your child has a special need (such as a medical condition) that does not allow your child to use a conventional child car seat, you may choose to use a child restraint system that complies with federal safety standards that regulate alternative restraints for children with
For more information visit: www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/carseat/choose.shtml
Source: Ontario Ministry of Transportation