Regulation - Minister

Enhancing Ontario’s Child Car Seat Requirements

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Proposal:
MTO is proposing to amend current child car seat regulations to permit the use of federally-approved child restraint systems specifically designed for children with special needs; permit the use of integrated or built-in child car seats; remove exemptions for rented and leased vehicles; require infants and toddlers travelling in vehicles registered in other jurisdictions to use the appropriate child car seat; and, reduce the exemption from booster seat use for vehicles registered in other jurisdictions from 60 to 30 days, with complete repeal of the exemption in five years.

We invite your comments on the proposal.

For additional details of the Ministry’s proposal, please see attached.

Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 11, 2009
Comments Due Date:
April 1, 2009
Contact Address:
Road Safety Policy Office, Room 212, Building "A", 1201 Wilson Ave. Downsview, ON, M3M 1J8