Child Safety Seats: The Law Has Changed

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.