Road safety

Information to keep you and your children safe on the road, including choosing a car and a car restraint, when to replace a child's car seat, and buying second–hand car seats.

Car restraints

We all want children to be as safe as possible when we're on the road - whether in a car, minivan or pickup truck. This always involves using the right kind of children's car seat, also called a children's restraint system.

Choosing a car seat

Your child's stage of growth and development determines which type of car restraint is right for him or her.

When to replace a child's car seat

Most children's car seats have an expiry date stamped on them. If yours is past its date, replace it. Can't find the date? Check the car seat's manual.

Second-hand car seats

If you are considering buying a second-hand car seat for your child, there are a few safety precautions you should take first.

Drive safe

Canada has one of the best road safety records in the world. Follow these tips and make Canadian roads even safer for you and your family.

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