The proper use of car seats and boosters is required by law.

This is a general guide only. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and vehicle owner’s manual.

Provincial Law

Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act

The law in Ontario requires anyone transporting children to correctly secure them in an appropriate infant, child or booster seat. This applies to all caregivers, including babysitters and grandparents.

This law states that a child can start using an adult seat belt once they meet any one of the following:

  • Child turns eight years old
  • Child weighs 36kg (80lbs)
  • Child is 145 cm (4 feet, 9 inches) tall

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Suggested Safety Rule

  • Teach children not to play in, or around a vehicle
  • Always wear a seat belt when your ride in a vehicle