Child Passenger Safety
2020-09-15 08:16 PDT
File # 2020-Safety
Safe Kids Worldwide is celebrating child passenger safety (CPS) throughout the month of September.
For many of us, September marks the start, of the transportation of our children or grandchildren to their schools. Here is a quick reference for you to ensure everyone is properly secured as our children / grandchildren get older, taller and heavier.
There are four stages of child seating and restraint systems in total:
- Infants: required to sit in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 12 months old and over 9kg (20 lbs.)
- Toddlers: required to sit in forward-facing car seats when the child is at least a year old and over 9 kg (20 lbs.). They should continue to be buckled into this type of seat until they are 18 kg (40 lbs.)
- Under 9: required to be in booster seats with seat belts when the child is under nine years of age or until they have reached the height of 145 cm (4’9) tall
- Youth: A properly adjusted seat belt is the last stage for anyone over 9 years age
Information taken from https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/road-safety-rules-and-consequences/seat-belts-car-seats-booster-seats
For more information check out https://www.bcaa.com/community/child-car-seat-safety and ICBC publication: Child Car Seats
Cpl. Holly LargyMedia Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
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