As of January 1, 2007, children in cars have to be buckled into a booster seat until they turn nine, unless they are more than 145 cm (4’9” tall). Car crashes kill and injure more children than any other cause. When the proper car seat is used the right way, you can reduce the risk that your child will be hurt by 70%, and you can reduce the risk of death by 90%.
Through partnership with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Child Safety Link, Health and Wellness has been involved in development and implementation of the Nova Scotia Car Seat Safety Strategy. The strategy has four components: Network Development and Support, Education and Training, Communication and Awareness, and Evaluation.