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Law – Prince Edward Island

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Car Seat Law in PEI


Effective January 1, 2008.

It is the law in Prince Edward Island that children traveling in vehicles are safely secured in a car seat or booster seat that is appropriate for their age, weight and height.
Rear-Facing Car Seat
Infants from birth weight to 10 kg (22 lb) and a minimum of one year of age must travel in a rear-facing child restraint seat.
Forward Facing Car Seat
Children weighing 10 kg (22 lb) or more and age 1, but less than 18 kg (40 lb) may ride in a forward facing seat.
Booster Seat
Effective January 1, 2008, Children may ride in a booster seat if they are over 18 kg (40 lb), and they are 9 years of age or less and are less than 145 cm (57 inches).
Seat Belt
Children that are 10 years old or 145 cm (4 feet, 9 inches) may move to an adult seat belt.

The law outlines the minimum safety standard for children in cars. You may choose to keep your child rear-facing, forward facing or in a booster seat longer. Check your car seat for the height and weight limits.


For more information on the safest way for your child to travel, Child Safety Link has outlined recommendations for each age of child.


For more information on Prince Edward Island Child Passenger legislation call 1-902-368-5214 or visit the Prince Edward Island Government websitewww.gov.pe.ca