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.
More from Local News
Do You Recognize This Man
Stratford Police are searching for a 40 year old man wanted in relation to a Break and Enter and Aggravated Assault.
Drive To The Conditions
Motorists are being reminded to slow down and be patient as we get set for more snow today with the possibility of freezing rain this afternoon.
Volunteers Are Needed For Wienerfest
Wienerfest is only a few months away and organizers are on the lookout for volunteers. Help is needed for different events and activities this year, including greeters and race registration.
Raising Awareness on How Heart Disease Impacts Women
February is Heart Month and it is a great time to raise awareness about heart disease. The Heart and Stroke Foundation has been busy hosting several events and fundraisers in the Region.
Leap Day Fun With the Roller Derby Misfits
Quadfit is one of three events happening at the Leap Day Family Roller Skate on Saturday. It's being organized by the Roller Derby Misfits in partnership with the Retro Rollers Inc. on the 29th.
Oxford OPP Briefs
Briefs include Online safety dating tips from the Oxford OPP, a daytime B&E in Delhi and a Simcoe man who called 9-1-1 looking for a ride home from the hospital.
Do You Recognize This Woman
Police have released images of a person of interest involved in a theft from a business in Thamesford.
Senior Citizen Charged With Impaired Driving
A 79 year old driver was arrested in the Town of Ingersoll late last night on charges of impaired driving.
Mackenzie Slams The Government's Response to Rail Blockades
Local MP Dave Mackenzie says the rail blockades are hurting local businesses and we may never know the full economic impact of the disruption to Canadians.