In BC, an average of 1,400 kids under age nine are injured and four are killed in motor vehicle crashes every year. Research shows that seat belts and child car seats – when used correctly – are the most effective tools in preventing injuries and deaths in car crashes.
BC law states that the driver must ensure all children in the vehicle under 16 years old are correctly secured in a child car seat or seat belt.
As children grow and change, the type of protection system needed also changes:
Child passenger safety in your car, van or truck
Follow these simple rules to keep your child safe while travelling in your car, van or truck:
- Put your child in the back seat
- Choose the correct child car seat or seat belt
- Use the child car seat or seat belt correctly