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Child car seat check
Child car seat check

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Did you know that when properly installed and used, a child car seat can reduce the probability of death or serious injury in a collision by as much as 70%?

Do you want to be sure that your child car seat is properly installed? Stop by our police station in the Hull sector, where specially trained police officers will be able to check it for you.

It's free, does not require an appointment, and only takes a few minutes!

Where? Hull sector police station, 777 boulevard de la Carrière

When? Mondays to Fridays, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (except holidays)

The ABCs of car seats

  • In order to be safe, a car seat must be properly installed and adapted to the child's weight and size. Follow the instructions in the manufacturer's manual. As long as the seat is adapted to your child, he or she will be safe in it.
  • The straps must be good and tight, in both winter and summer. Some child car seat manufacturers have special requirements for winter jackets. Be sure to comply.
  • There is no reason to rush to turn your child's seat to face the front. In fact, it is recommended that you leave it facing the back as long as possible.
  • The safest place for your child is always the back seat, regardless of his or her size or age. Why? Because it is the safest place in case of a head-on collision. In the back seat, the child is as far as he or she can be from the impact zone and the front air bags that could seriously injure or kill a child.
  • Never use a car seat that was involved in an accident, even if it does not appear to be damaged and your child was not in it at the time of the impact.
  • Never use a car seat beyond the expiry date indicated by the manufacturer.

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About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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