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Safety on the Road

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Keeping your child safe on the road


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Car seats protect children from being injured in a car crash. When you use the right car seat in the right way, you can reduce the risk that your child will be hurt or killed by 70%. Car seats save lives.


If your child is not yet ready for a booster seat, he or she must continue to use a seat with a 5-point harness that will hold a taller, heavier child. Your child is ready for a booster seat when he or she weighs at least 18 kg (40 pounds) and is able to sit correctly for the whole ride. Use a booster seat with the seat belt until your child is at least 4 feet 9 inches (145 cm) tall and the seat belt fits correctly.


The following resources will help you choose and use the right car seat for your child:

Visit the links below for more tips on car seat safety for your child:

To chat with other parents and car seat safety volunteers, check out the Atlantic Car Seat Safety page on Facebook.