The correct use of child safety seats can reduce the risk of injury by 75% and the risk of death by 90% (Transport Canada 1998). Four (4) out of five (5) car seats are not used properly in Canada (Safekids Canada, 1999).
The Child Safety Seat Coalition is comprised of representatives from various community agencies and groups who are committed to reducing road-related injuries and deaths in children.
The Coalition's goal is to develop and implement effective strategies to help prevent injuries and injury-related deaths in children as a result of motor vehicle collisions through the correct use of child safety seats.
Information on installing your child car seat:
When installing your child car seat, always follow the vehicle owner's manual and the child car seat manufacturer's instructions. It is important to ensure that your child car seat is installed tightly with no more than 2.5 cm (1 inch) of movement from side to side or forward where the seat belt or Universal Anchorage System (UAS) is routed through the base. If you are having difficulty or want to have your child car seat installation inspected, Toronto Police Service at 416-808-2222 to locate the nearest inspection clinic.
Car Seat Installation Videos (courtesy of Ministry of Transportation):