Car Seat Verification

According to the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, around 1,150 children age 9 or under who are riding in a vehicle die or are injured in automobile accidents every year.

Car seats are the solution to this problem. When used correctly, the probability of death or serious injury is reduced by up to 70%.

The Highway Safety Code obliges that any child measuring less than 63 cm must be correctly installed in a car seat. It is not their age, but their size in a seated position (from seat to top of head) that determines the need for a car seat.

There is a huge variety of car seats for children, so how do you know which is best?

Transport Canada has established standards in order to ensure conformity among children's restraint systems. Each seat sold in Canada must have a label specifying that the manufacturer has conformed to these standards. Always read the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer before using a restraint system for the first time.

Hampstead car seat verification service
Hampstead’s Public Security department offers a car seat verification service to ensure that the seat is properly installed and meets all safety requirements. This is a free service to residents and is available upon request. To make an appointment, please call Public Security at 514 369-8250 (24-hr. dispatch).

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