Injury Prevention & Safety
Health and transportation experts agree that booster seats reduce the risk of transportation-related injury to children. Currently in Alberta, there is no law requiring the use of booster seats among children who have outgrown their forward-facing child safety seats. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend booster seats for children who outgrow their forward-facing child safety seat. As a health care professional, it is important to talk to your clients about the benefits and importance of using a booster seat for their child while traveling.