Your children look to you for security — in all areas of their lives.
Throughout their growing years, children need special protection when travelling in a motor vehicle. Approved child restraint devices such as infant carriers, child seats and booster seats offer the best security for young passengers.
In fact, correctly used car seats reduce the chance of an infant’s death in a traffic mishap by 90 per cent and the chance of injury is reduced by 70 per cent.
In Manitoba, children weighing less than 23 kilograms (50 pounds) or those under five years of age must be secured in a child restraint system. If you don’t know the child’s weight, rely on the “age of five” rule — if a child is not yet five, use an approved restraint system.
The fine for an improperly restrained child in a motor vehicle is $299.65.
To report road hazards or inquire about traffic matters, contact the Brandon Police Service traffic unit at 204-729-2345.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 5, 2014