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.
9 – 18kg (20 – 40lb)
Over 18kg (40lb)
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:
- 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:
- 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
- the child restraint system or infant restraint system:
- is appropriate for the passenger’s weight and height; and
- 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)
Traffic Safety Promotion
1-800-667-8015 (ext 6179)