The Alberta Occupant Restraint Program (AORP) originated in 1995 as a child passenger restraint program aimed at improving the safety of children in vehicles across Alberta. In 1999, the program expanded its mandate to the correct use of seat belts by adults as well. By improving the use of occupant restraints, AORP aims to reduce the injuries, trauma and deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
Since 1999, AORP has coordinated a number of initiatives to get Albertans to use all types of occupant restraints correctly for every ride with great results. The strengths of the program include diverse partnerships, coordination, education, public awareness, enforcement and evaluation. Regular evaluation has ensured that the program remains on target with both provincial and national traffic safety goals and objectives.