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Booster seat safety

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  • Seat belts are designed to fit adults, not children. 
  • A child should use a booster seat until 9 to 12 years of age.
  • All boosters must use a lap/shoulder seatbelt.
  • If you are using a low-backed booster, your vehicle must have adjustable head restraints. They should not be set lower than the top of your child’s ears.

Not sure if your child needs a booster seat?

Complete the booster seat safety checklist (PDF). If you answer “no” to any of the questions, your child needs to sit in a booster seat in order to ensure he/she is safe when travelling in a vehicle.

Additional resources

Transport Canada's resource on booster seat safety