The details below are guidelines issued by Transport Canada and some provinces have set higher standards. RoSPA recommends that you check the provincial law for the province(s) you are visiting.
Drivers must ensure that ALL infants and children are properly secured in certified child restraint systems.
All infants from birth to 9kg must be restrained in a rear-facing approved restraint.
Toddlers weighing 9-18kg in a motor vehicle driven by a parent or guardian must be restrained in an approved restraint. Toddlers driven by an adult who is not their parent/guardian may use a restraint or lap belt.
All children under the age of 6 years who are not covered by the above sections shall be restrained by the lap belt.
Information in different provinces
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island