OPP Encourages Car Seat Safety

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Oxford County OPP is offering tips on how to properly install a child seat in your vehicle.

OXFORD COUNTY - Oxford County OPP are encouraging parents to be safe when it comes to seating your child in the car.

In a recent video with the Highway Safety Division (HSD) they say they have received questions from parents on the topic.

Officer Henk Ruitenbeek says different rules apply to different ages.

"Between a newborn and 20 lbs in the rear-facing five point harness. 20 to 40 lbs in a five point harness,front-facing and 40 to 80 lbs in a regular boosting seat and once you hit either 80 lbs, eight years old or 4'9" you can go in a regular seat belt."

He adds a lot of studies have been done as a result of car accidents and fatalities and the rules have been instilled for the child's safety.

A representative from the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) Jaslyn Declercq also discussed the best practices versus the legal minimum. 

Watch the two videos below to learn how to properly install a child seat in your car.

 

 

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