Traffic Safety

Happy Fall! For the month of October we are focusing our efforts on Occupant Restraints.

When used correctly, child safety seats and booster seats save lives and reduce injuries. Children can get hurt if their safety seats or booster seats are installed or used incorrectly.

  • Without a booster seat, a child is three-and-a-half times more likely to suffer a significant injury.
  • Without During 2014, 64 unbelted vehicle occupants were killed and 508 were injured.
  • Without Seatbelt users had a much lower injury rate (7.0 per cent) than those not using seatbelts (30.6 per cent).
  • Without Research and collision investigations show that seatbelts increase the chances of survival in a collision by 50 per cent.
  • Without A 2014 Driver Attitude Survey found 79 per cent of Albertans agree children whom have outgrown car seats should be required to be in a booster seat.
  • Without The fine for not using a seatbelt or child safety seat is $155.
  • Without Seatbelts save about 1000 lives each year in Canada.