To check if it is time to move to a seat belt, have your child sit on the back seat with the lap-shoulder belt buckled. It is okay to use a seat belt if all of the following statements apply:
In Alberta, the driver is responsible to ensure all passengers under the age of 16 are properly secured using either a child safety seat or seat belt.
Kids 12 and under are safest riding in the back seat.
Parents, wear your seat belt for every ride. It’s the law in Alberta.
If you need help, call a nurse at:
Alberta Health Link 1-866-408-LINK (5465)
(780) 408-LINK (5465) in Edmonton
(403) 943-LINK (5465) in Calgary