Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Child Passenger Safety

By law, children in the NWT must be buckled-up in a seat made for their weight.

To learn how to install your car seat correctly, contact a certified car seat technician by calling your local health center, Healthy Family Program or public health unit.

 Three Quick Tips on Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat:

  • The safest place for children 12 and under is the back seat of your vehicle.
  • Always replace a child seat that was in a car that had a crash. Even if your child wasn’t in the child seat when the crash happened, the child seat could be damaged.
  • Child seats have expiry dates. The date will be shown on the car seat. Do not use, buy or donate a car seat past the expiry date.

The Government of Canada’s website has information on how to keep children safe in car seats: