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Seat Belts

Keep your child in a booster seat until they are at least 9 years old or have reached the height of 145cm (4'9").  

Once your child is using a vehicle seat belt, make sure it:

  • Fits comfortably over the child’s shoulder
  • Across their chest
  • Sits low over their hips


  • If the shoulder belt rubs against the child’s neck, they may need to remain in a booster seat
  • Never place a shoulder belt behind a child's back or under their arm
  • Keep children 12 years old and under secured in the back seat
Child in Car Seat

Seat Belt video tutorial

Watch the video below to properly secure your child in a seat belt.

Securing a child using a seatbelt


For more information


9 Years and Over Fact Sheet




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