New car seat regulations come into effect in Quebec today

Mar 21 2019, 8:37 pm

New car seat regulations have come into effect throughout the province.

As of today, all children under the age of nine will be required to use car seats or booster seats unless they stand taller than 4’9″ or 1.45 metres tall.

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In a phone call with Daily Hive, an employee for the Société de l’assurance automobile du Quebec (SAAQ) confirmed that old regulations were too confusing.

Old regulations stated that children needed to use a booster seat unless the height of their torso and head was 63 centimetres or longer, measured from their bottom, while sitting.

Exactly, confusing.

Failing to comply to the new car seat regulations can result in a fine up to $100 and three docked demerit points.

The SAAQ website encourages people to use the proper car seat installation guides and offers educational material for kids about the importance of car and booster seats.

Drivers can make appointments with CAA Quebec and other agencies through its website to make sure children’s car seats are properly installed.

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