Wood Buffalo RCMP conduct child car seat check stops

Posted on Jan 2, 2019

Dec. 31, 2018

Fort McMurray, Alta – On Nov. 22, 2018, the Wood Buffalo RCMP General Duty, Municipal Traffic and Community Policing Units joined by Safe Community Wood Buffalo conducted a car seat check stop to ensure the installation of car seat was compliant with the safety regulations.

A total of 50 vehicles with car seats installed were checked. As a result, many of the vehicles had car seats installed incorrectly. The non-compliance decreased from 87% in 2017 to 66%.

• 8 vehicles passed with no issues
• 8 vehicles had very minor corrections to be made on tightening straps for their children
• 34 vehicles had many infractions that resulted in a total of 42 tickets being issued

Members ensured that all car seats checked were correctly installed and compliant with the safety regulations prior to leaving the check stop location.

Having a child car seat not properly install could lead to a potential injury or even death in a collision.

Information sessions are available and are free of charge. Please contact St. John Ambulance at (780) 743-0991 for registration or further information. Upcoming dates are:

• January 15, 2019
• February 12, 2019
• March 19, 2019
• April 9, 2019

All sessions are held at the Redpoll Centre, located in Shell Place MacDonald Island Park – West Entrance, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you have any questions related to car seat installation, or would like to ensure your car seat is correctly installed, you can contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP (780) 788-4040 or Safe Communities Wood Buffalo (780) 743-0006.

Media Contact:
Constable Mélanie Cappiello-Stébenne
Wood Buffalo RCMP-GRC
(780) 742-8821