Car Seat Information

1. Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death by preventable injury for Canadian children between the ages of one and nine (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008).

2. Misuse rates range from 44% to 81% for car seats, and 30% to 50% for booster seats (Canadian Paediatric Society, 2008).

3. According to the Canadian Paediatric Society (2008), when used correctly, child seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% and risk of serious injury by 67%. Using a booster seat instead of just a seat belt alone iis a reduction of 59% in injury risk.  

Parents and caregivers can choose the right car seat or booster seat for their child and make sure it is used properly for every single ride.

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Updated November 13, 2018