These resources provide the key information on safely buckling kids up from birth through school, including resources in 12 different languages.
YES TEST SERIES
These easy-to-use resources help you check that you’re using your seat(s) correctly. Choose and work through the YES Test for each type of safety seat(s) your child or children are using.
YES Test Supplement for Low Birth Weight Babies
Low birth weight suppl (pdf)
AORP CHILD SAFETY SEAT INFORMATION SHEETS
This series gives parents and caregivers additional information on buying and using child safety seats and booster seats correctly.
SEAT BELTS INFORMATION FOR BIGGER KIDS AND YOUTH
Simple one-page information sheets on child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts are available in many languages. If you are working with or know a family with young children whose first language isn’t English, these sheets may help.
For each language, there is a translated sheet for each of the four types of restraints: rear-facing, forward-facing, booster seat and seat belt.
Many people learning English find it helpful if you print the sheet with their language on one side, with the English version on the back. The English versions of the four sheets are listed first.
Low German Mennonite
Rear-Facing Low German (pdf)
Alberta Transportation Child Safety Seats Brochure (pdf)
Car Seats in Motor Homes (pdf)
Transport Canada – Child Restraint Recalls and Notices
Transport Canada – Keep Kids Safe
Alberta Child Safety Seats Training Modules
The following resources can be used to teach about the Engineered Life Space designed into vehicles and the importance of buckling for every trip.
Engineered Life Space & Seat Belts (pdf)
A PowerPoint presentation developed by AORP in 2006.
AORP Instructor’s Manual (June 2006) (pdf)
A guide for presenters. Module 1 of this Manual gives teaching tips for a “Engineered Life Space & Seat Belts” presentation.
Drive to Survive
An educational video providing information on; types of collisions, collision dynamics, what is the engineered life space, how does it work during a collision, consequences of collisions. (video may take several minutes to load).
SEAT BELT USE RATES
Seat Belt Use Rates (pdf) – April 2011
TRANSPORT CANADA SEAT BELT USE IN CANADA
Transport Canada’s Surveys of Seat Belt Use in Canada, 2004-2005
Traffic Safety Act, Vehicle Equipment Regulation, Alberta Regulation 122/2009: Sec. 80 & 82(1)(a)(b)(c) (see Part 5)
The Alberta legislation that deals with seatbelts.
Alberta Child Safety Seat Training Modules
The training modules provide information on the correct use of child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts for children to help ensure government workers, caregivers and parents have the materials from which to make informed decisions to ensure compliance with the law and to incorporate best practices into the safe transportation of children in their care.
The following resources can be used to teach Option 4 sessions for drivers ticketed for incorrect restraint of a passenger under 16 years of age. The same resources can be used to teach other groups about buckling children up safely from birth through elementary school.
AORP Instructor’s Manual (pdf) (June 2006)
A guide for presenters. Module 2 of this Manual gives teaching tips for a “Protecting Children from Birth to Ten” presentation.
Option 4 Program Update (pdf) (March 2011)
Roadside Safety Check Guidelines – Child Occupant Restraints (pdf)
Roadside Safety Checks – Alberta Child Restraint Laws Reference Card (pdf)
Sample Recommendation for Withdrawal (pdf)
Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR)
Alberta Health & Wellness
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Solicitor General: Sheriffs
Calgary Police Service
Edmonton Police Service
Insurance Bureau of Canada
Municipal Police Services
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
St. John Ambulance
Governed by the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Act, Transport Canada’s Road Safety Directorate works to set national safety standards for the design and construction of safe vehicles and safe roads, as well as promote safe drivers and passengers. Topics of interest:
Alberta Traffic Safety Fund (ATSF)
ATSF grants are available to Alberta communities for traffic safety initiatives.
Parachute Canada’s (formerly Safe Kids Canada) mission is to lead and inspire a culture of safety across the country in order to reduce unintentional injuries, the leading cause of death among children and youth in Canada.
The website of the Alberta Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). OTS provides an umbrella to coordinate and deliver programs that address traffic safety issues across Alberta.