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car seats and kids

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car seats and kids

we will be crossing the border from seattle to vancouver, how strict are they on car seats and/or booster seats. we will be traveling by van and my kids always buckle up. ages are 8,6,5.

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1. Re: car seats and kids


Respectfully, does it really matter how strict enforcement is when your children’s safety is involved ?

Children in proper child restraints are safer than just regular seat belts, as the seat belts are designed for adult passengers.

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2. Re: car seats and kids

Here's how our laws work:


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3. Re: car seats and kids

Pretty strict. If you are not in the habit of using car seats with your children, you may be required to rent them for your visit. ICBC administers the car seat regulations in BC:


They are required to be in an approved seat until they are 9 years old or 4'9"

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4. Re: car seats and kids

Also, they will not be allowed to sit in the front seat if airbags are installed.

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