Legislation pushed to ensure child safety in cars 0
Staff photo by Jordan Maxwell... Changes to car seat would require kids to remain in booster seats until they are the legislated height, weight or age.
The Province of Manitoba is looking to change legislation which would required children to stay in booster seats a little while longer.
Jim Rondeau, minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs, said that "many children who have outgrown child car seats are using seatbelts too early, which makes them more susceptible to serious abdominal and spinal cord injuries in the event of a crash.
The new limits would require children to wear a booster seat until they are a minimum four feet, nine inches, 80 pounds or nine year old.
The Portage Fire Department and RHA Central told the Daily Graphic that they support any legislation that will ensure the safety of children.
The legislation would come into effect later this year.