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Child Passenger Safety Week


September 14th, 2017

Child Passenger Safety Week is from September 17th to September 23rd, 2017, promoted by Child Safety Link - http://childsafetylink.ca/.

Car Seat Safety Tweets (please feel free to share the message)

September 2017

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  • It is law in NL that children ride in appropriate child safety seats while travelling in a vehicle. http://childsafetylink.ca/toddlers/car-seats/car-seat-laws/law-newfoundland-and-labrador/ (126 characters)

  • Always check the owner’s manual for your car seat or booster seat. Seats should be installed according to the instructions. (127 characters)

  • Infants must be secured in a rear-facing car seat until they are at least 9kg (20 lb.) (90 characters)

  • As long as your child is within the height and weight recommendations of a rear-facing car seat keep them in it for safety. (1327 characters)

  • Children must be secured in a forward-facing car seat, with a 5-point harness system, until they are at least of 18 kg (40 lb.). (132 characters)

  • Children need to stay in a 5-point harness system until they are at least 18 kg (40 lb) and mature enough to sit in a booster. (130 characters)

  • As long as your child is within height and weight recommendations of a forward-facing car seat keep them in it for safety. (125 characters)

  • A child may move to a booster seat if they are at least 18 kg (40 lb.) and can sit straight without moving or unbuckling the seat belt. (140 characters)

  • Only move to a booster seat if your child meets the height and weight requirements and can sit tall without unbuckling the seatbelt. (135 characters)

  • Children must remain in a booster seat until they reach at least 37 kg (80 lb.) and 145 cm (4’9”) or are 9 years old. (122 characters)

  • It is safest to keep your child in a booster seat until they outgrow the height and weight limits. (103 characters)

  • In a booster seat, the lap portion of the seatbelt should be across the hips and the shoulder portion across the chest (not the neck). (138 characters)

  • In a booster seat, the knees should bend over the edge of the seat and the back should be flat against the seat (no slouching). (131 characters)

  • Check out Transport Canada’s car seat safety brochures. (59 characters)

  • It is safest for children to sit in the back seat of the vehicle, away from an air bag. (91 characters)

  • Check out this video on how to choose and use your car seat. (65 characters)

Posted on September 14th, 2017