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Traffic Safety in Alberta 

Occupant Restraints are in the spotlight for October

Research and collision investigations show that seat belts increase the chances of survival in a collision by 50 per cent. According to Transport Canada, almost 35 per cent of drivers and passengers killed in collisions were not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Facts to Know

  • In Alberta, wearing a seatbelt is required by law.

  • The fine for not wearing a seatbelt is $115. Drivers are responsible for the proper restraint of children under 16.

  • Seatbelts save about a 1,000 lives per year in Canada.

Child Safety Seats

  • A child under six whose weight does not exceed 18 kg (40 lb.) must be properly secured in a child safety seat.

  • All child passengers must be secured in an approved and properly used child safety seat, which is used and installed according to your vehicle and car seat manufacturer’s instructions.

  • If a child safety seat has been involved in a collision, replace it immediately.

Booster Seats

  • Without a booster seat, a child is 3-1/2 times more likely to suffer a significant injury.

  • Children who are under nine and who weigh between 18 and 36 kilograms (40 - 80 pounds) or are less than 145 cm (4’9”) tall are safest in a booster seat when riding in a vehicle.

  • Children under the age of 12 are safest in the back seat of a vehicle in proper restraints based on their age, height and weight.

Partnership with Canadian Tire

In support of Occupant Restraints month, Alberta Transportation has partnered with Canadian Tire to host booster seat clinics throughout Alberta. The Regional Traffic Safety Consultants will work with community members to provide information on occupant restraints and check booster seats to ensure they are properly installed.

Canadian Tire Locations for Booster Seat Checks


Oct 28 Fort McMurray 1 Hospital Street

Northeast Central

Oct 28 Athabasca 2913 - 48th Avenue
Oct 28 Slave Lake 101 Cornerstone 1500 Main St. S.W.
Oct 31 St. Paul 3929 - 49th Avenue, PO Box 1475


Oct 24 Edmonton 11839 Kingsway Ave
Oct 29 Edmonton 9847 50 St NW
Oct 30  Edmonton 550-3803 Calgary Trail, SouthPK Village Mall

West Central

Oct 22 Drayton Valley 5201 Power Centre Boulevard
Oct 29  Spruce Grove 38 McLeod Avenue

East Central

Oct 20 Vegreville 6623 Highway 16A West
Oct 21 Camrose Unit 16 - 6601 48th Ave.
Oct 29 Lloydminster 4215 - 70th Avenue
Oct 30 Wainwright 2801 - 13th Avenue


Oct 27 Stettler 6607 - 50th Avenue
Oct 28 Red Deer 2510 Gaetz Avenue
Oct 29 Red Deer 300, 6380 - 50th Avenue
Oct 30 Olds  6900 - 46th Street


Oct 30 Calgary 3516 8th Ave NE


Oct 29 Brooks 404 Cassils Road West


Oct 27 Lethbridge 2720 Fairway Road South
Oct 28 Lethbridge 1240 2nd Avenue "A" North

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Last Updated October 20, 2014