The new measure extends the mandatory period that booster seats must be used. Children are now required to use booster seats until they are 145 cm tall or 9 years old. Even when one of these criteria is met, the SAAQ recommends that children continue to use booster seats until they are capable of wearing a seat belt correctly, that is, when the seat belt crosses over the middle of the shoulder (collarbone) and over the hips (pelvis).
Offending drivers are subject to a fine of $80 to $100 and 3 demerit points on their driving record.
For more information, visit the child safety seat section of our website.