Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Types of seats
The infant seat must be used for newborns and infants until the infant weighs at least 10 kg (22 lb.). It must always be facing the rear and should never be placed on the front seat.
A child seat is appropriate for children who weigh as least 10 kg (22 lb.). It is recommended to install it to face the rear until the infant's weight or height reaches the limit indicated by the manufacturer on the seat, even if the child is over a year old and is able to walk without assistance.
A booster seat is appropriate for children who weigh at least 18 kg (40 lbs.). It may be used as long as the child's weight does not exceed the limit indicated by the manufacturer. When the child's sitting height reaches 63 cm, using a booster seat is no longer mandatory but it is recommended until the following conditions are met when the child is sitting directly on the car seat:
Second-hand car safety seat
Using a second-hand car safety seat is strongly discouraged. If you nevertheless chose to do so, you must ensure that the car seat complies with safety standards in effect, including
Child safety seat inspection
In partnership with CAA-Québec, the provides a child car seat inspection and installation service through the Child car seat verification network. The service is available throughout the year in all Québec regions.
In a taxi, the vehicle safety belt must be used unless the child is too young to sit upright on his or her own. In this case, the parents may also wear their own seat belts and hold the child on their knees, but this option is strongly discouraged.
The child safety seat became mandatory on January 1, 1990.
Highway Safety Code , R.S.Q., chapter C-24.2, art. 396, 397, 401 and 658
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