Child Passenger Safety

Car Seats 

Children 40 lb (18kg) or less and under 6 years of age require a car seat.  On a trial basis, one fully-adjustable car seat is provided on each transit vehicle. The car seat must be booked in addition to booking the child’s ride. If a car seat is unavailable, that will be indicated at the time of booking.  In this case, the parent/guardian is responsible for bringing their own appropriate car seat with the seat belt locking clip (see image below). 

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In either instance, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure the following:

  • Child is properly secured into the seat
  • Car seat is correctly installed in the vehicle
  • Car seat is positioned correctly (front or rear-facing)

Note that the Town’s new transit vehicles, arriving spring 2020, will be equipped with universal anchoring systems.

For more information, please visit the Alberta Health Services website by clicking the button below.

Car Seats

Booster Seats

Health and transportation experts agree that booster seats reduce the risk of transportation-related injury to children.  Booster seats are provided on the transit vehicle but it is the parents' responsibility to be aware of the following:

  • A child is ready to ride in the vehicle without a booster seat when the vehicle seat belt fits properly. This is typically when a child is 145 cm (4’7”) tall and between 8 and 12 years of age.
  • When used alone, seat belts ride high on a child’s belly and neck, and can lead to serious internal injuries in a crash.

For more information, please visit the Alberta Health Services website by clicking the button below.

Booster Seats

Note:  

If you’ve booked a ride but aren’t sure if you child meets the height requirements for riding Okotoks Transit without a booster seat, don’t worry, there is a bright yellow marker inside the van to show you how tall your child needs to be.