Anyone in Vancouver Island who transports kids in their car should regularly review the child safety seat regulations. British Columbia and federal laws are periodically updated. Vancouver Island parents who think their six year-old doesn’t need to be in a booster seat may be surprised to learn that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that children stay in a booster seat until their height and weight exceed the manufacturer’s limits.
Complete recommendations can be found at http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
Here are some quick facts for Vancouver Island parents:
- Keep infants and toddlers rear-facing as long as possible.
- Upgrade child safety seat when child reaches max height and weight for each particular model.
- Most British Columbia Wal-Mart, Target, and Babies-R-Us stores carry safety seats for all ages.
- Vancouver Island children are ALWAYS safer in the back seat and those under twelve should never ride in the front seat.
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