According to the Canada Safety Council 4 out of 5 children are not properly buckled up. It is the driverís legal responsibility to make certain that all passengers under 16 years of age are secured properly and that children are properly secured in a child car seat or booster seat.
This applies to all caregivers transporting a child, from babysitters to grandparents. If you do not have a child car seat or booster seat, then the child does not ride with you! It's the law!
Since motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death amongst children between the age of 1 and 9 years, the CPR Instructorís Network suggests the following web sites which offer more information on how to keep your child safely seated when traveling in a vehicle: