According to the law in Alberta, the driver must make sure passengers under 16 years of age are buckled up correctly.
For children under 18 kg (40 lb) and under 6 years of age the law says:
Using a car seat properly can reduce the risk of injury by up to 82% and risk of death by up to 71%.
An adult seat belt alone does not properly fit a child’s body—it rides too high on the belly and neck. This can cause serious injuries in a crash. A booster seat helps the seatbelt safely fit a child’s body.
Current as of: May 15, 2023
Author: Provincial Injury Prevention, Alberta Health Services
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