Proper car seat installation is important!
Your car seat is one of the most crucial pieces of safety equipment you’ll ever own. After all, you’re putting your most precious cargo in it. But is it installed correctly?
- Seat not tightly secured to the vehicle (moves more than 2.5 cm in any direction)
- Position of the shoulder straps
- Harness not snug
Transport Canada points out that every year about 10,000 children 12 or under are injured (some of them fatally) in traffic collisions in Canada and that surveys show that as many as one third of Canadian children are not properly restrained when they’re traveling in motor vehicles.