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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

Monday, 03 September 2012 17:09

THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT COALITION

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The Child Safety Seat Coalition is comprised of a consortium of representatives from various community agencies and groups in Canada who are committed to reducing road-related injuries and deaths in children. The correct usage and proper installation of child safety seats can reduce the risk of injury by 75% and the risk of death by 90%, but unfortunately, 4 out of every 5 car seats are not used properly.

The coalition's ultimate 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 usage and proper installation of child safety seats. When you are installing your child car seat, always follow the vehicle owner's manual and the child seat manufacturer's instructions.

It is very important to ensure that your child seat is installed tightly and securely 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 are unsure with the car seat installation, you can have it inspected at the nearest Child Car Seat Clinic in your area. Please click on Child Car Seat Clinics in Canada to view a list of organizations that can help you find a child seat clinic in your area.

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  • Comment Link Corry Noble Friday, 07 September 2012 17:03 posted by Corry Noble

    What are the car seat/booster seat laws in B.C.? Many people seem to be confused on this subject!

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