Traffic Safety in Alberta
Occupant Restraints are in the spotlight for March
Research and collision investigations show that seat belts increase
the chances of survival in a collision by 50 per cent. In Alberta,
one quarter of drivers and passengers killed in collisions were not
wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash
Facts to Know
In Alberta, wearing a seatbelt is required by law.
In Alberta, the fine for not wearing a seatbelt is $115. Drivers
are also responsible for the proper restraint of children under
Passengers are not exempt from the consequences of fines,
injuries or deaths resulting from not wearing a seatbelt.
Seatbelts save about a 1000 lives per year in Canada.
Click to learn more about occupant restraints:
Child Safety Seats
A child under six years whose weight does not exceed 18 kg (40
lb.) must be properly secured in a child safety seat.
All child passengers are safest when secured in proper
restraints based on their age, height and weight and those
restraints are used according to the restraint and vehicle
If a child safety seat has been involved in a collision, replace
Click to learn more about child safety seats and
For more educational resources on seatbelts visit:
March 04, 2014