Child Seats and Restraints

Securing your Child Properly in a Motor Vehicle

Child restraints in Saskatchewan must meet Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

A child should remain rear facing until one year of age. Be sure to read your Manufacturer’s instructions to assure a proper child restraint.

Birth – 9kg (0 – 20lb) childrestraint
Infant Carrier
Convertible Seat

9 – 18kg (20 – 40lb)
Child Seat
Convertible Seat

Over 18kg (40lb) 
Booster Seat

Booster seats are mandatory for children under 7 years of age, less than 145 cm (4’9”) in height and 36 kg (80 lb.) in weight (inclusive of all) 
Only after all 3 requirements are met, can a child move to using the vehicle’s seatbelt system alone.

Traffic Safety Act Section 248

(4) If a motor vehicle has a seating position equipped with a seat-belt assembly available for a passenger, no person shall drive that vehicle on a highway with a passenger under the age of 16 years unless:

  1. The passenger occupies the seating position equipped with a seat-belt assembly and wears the complete seat-belt assembly properly adjusted and securely fastened; or
    if the passenger weighs less than 18kg:10255903_701482573247436_69661685704607806_n
  2. the passenger occupies a child restraint system or infant restraint system, as defined in the regulations, that is properly adjusted and securely fastened in the manner recommended by the manufacturer; and
  3. the child restraint system or infant restraint system:
  1. is appropriate for the passenger’s weight and height; and
  2. is secured to the vehicle in the manner recommended by the manufacturer

For inquiries into how to properly restrain your child please contact:

Cst. K.WIEBE (CTSS)
Weyburn Police
306-848-3250

or

Traffic Safety Promotion
1-800-667-8015 (ext 6179)
www.sgi.sk.ca

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