Are your child safety seats installed properly?
Island police agencies are asking Islanders to make sure their vehicle child safety seats are installed properly.
“When used correctly, car seats and booster seats can save a child’s life in a car crash,” Summerside Police Cpl. Jennifer Driscoll said. “Children must be secured in properly installed car seats that are appropriate for their age, weight, and height.”
Police shared these additional car seat safety tips.
- Since car seats must be approved for use in Canada, check for the national safety mark on the car seat or booster seat.
- Car seats and booster seats expire, so check the expiry date on your seat.
- Check for product recalls through Transport Canada
“Islanders can ask our department's highway safety staff to check their child seats for proper installation,” Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar said. “Practicing these techniques along with good driving habits will make travelling safer for all children.”
To make an appointment for a highway safety staff member to check your car seat, call one of the Access PEI sites across Prince Edward Island.