Car Seats

A car seat can save your baby’s life, and it is a British Columbia law that all children must be properly secured in car seats when traveling by car.
  • Make sure you have a certified, properly installed car seat. It is wise to purchase an infant car seat before your child is born.
  • Infant car seats must always be installed facing the rear of the car.
  • Never place an infant car seat in a passenger seat with an airbag.
  • The centre back seat is the safest place for your baby’s car seat.
  • Second-hand car seats, or car seats built before 1997, may not conform to safety standards. Do not trust them to protect your child in an accident.
  • Buckle your baby into the car seat and buckle the car seat into your vehicle for every trip you take.

Did you know?

  • Four out of five children are not properly buckled up when they ride in vehicles.
  • Car accidents are the number one cause of death for children between one and nine years old.
  • About 75% of the deaths and serious injuries that happen in car accidents would have been prevented by the correct use of a child restraint on every car trip.