Resource Library

AORP aims to provide up-to-date information to parents and caregivers to help them make safe choices for transporting infants and children.

Child Passenger Restraint Resources

These resources provide additional information on specific topics of interest to many parents, including the YES Test series. Show Resources

These resources provide the key information on safely buckling kids up from birth through elementary school.


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 car seat(s) your child or children are using.

Rear-facing YES Test
Rear-facing Colour (pdf)

YES Test Supplement for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Babies and  Rear-facing Car Seats
Low birth weight suppl (pdf)

Forward-facing YES Test
Forward-facing Colour (pdf)

Booster Seat YES Test
Booster Colour (pdf)


Kids Need a Boost
Booster Seat Legislation Chart (pdf)

This series gives parents and caregivers additional information on buying and using child car seats and booster seats correctly.

Tips for Buying a Child Car Seat or Booster Seat
Keeping Your Child Content in a Car Seat
The Tether Strap and Universal Anchorage System (UAS)


Seat Belts Quick Facts (pdf)
Seat Belts on School Buses (pdf)


Alberta Transportation Child Car Seats Brochure (pdf)
Car Seats in Motor Homes (pdf)
Transport Canada – Child Restraint Recalls and Notices
Transport Canada – Keep Kids Safe
Alberta Child Car Seats Training Modules

Seat Belts for Teens and Adults

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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).


Enforcement Presentation (pdf)
Enforcement Presentation Handouts (pdf)
Three slides per page with space for notes.

Facilitator Guide (pdf)

Alberta Child Car Seat Training Modules

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Alberta Child Car Seat Training Modules
The training modules provide information on the correct use of child car 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.

Option 4 Program

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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.

Option 4 Session Set Up (pdf)
Protecting Children from Birth to Ten (pdf).
A PowerPoint presentation developed by AORP in 2006.

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)

Public Awareness Campaigns

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Related Sites

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Transport Canada
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:

  • Aftermarket Products for Children’s Restraint Systems
    An aftermarket product is one that is designed to be used with the car seat but was not supplied with the car seat or by the manufacturer of the car seat. Many of these products could be considered a safety risk when added to an infant seat, a child seat or a booster cushion.
  • Airbag Deactivation
    Information on air bag safety and deactivation.

Alberta Traffic Safety Fund (ATSF)
ATSF grants are available to Alberta communities for traffic safety initiatives.

Parachute Canada
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.

Safe Roads
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.