Highways and Public Works

Child Car Seat Safety

Keep Your Children Safe

 *The most common mistake is graduating your child to the next car seat stage too early.

Keep children rear-facing as long as possible.

Many injuries and fatalities can be prevented by properly securing children in a correctly installed car seat.

Highways and Public Works provides drivers with tools and information to keep all children safe while traveling.

Note: the limits on the stages are set MINIMUMS.



What you should know before buying a car seat or a booster seat.


Stage One:  Rear-facing infant/child seat
For newborn infants up to 10 kg (22 lb) and walking unassisted (Usually 1 year of age) .


 Click here to watch video  
           Guide to Installing a Rear-Facing Car Seat       

Stage Two: Forward-facing child seat  
Must be over 10 kg (22 lb) and walking unassisted (Usually 1 year of age).


 Click here to watch video
       Guide to Installing a Forward-Facing Car Seat



Stage Three: Booster seat
Child must weigh over 22 kg (48 lb) in the Yukon 




Stage Four: Forward-facing seat
Must be  145 cm tall (4'9") or 45 kg (100 lb)



Arrange for your car seat inspection today!
Please refer to our brochure for more detailed information on the car seat stages.


Contact Car Seat Safety Program

Government of Yukon
Department of Highways and Public Works
Box 2703 (W-17)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-5832
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5832
Fax: (867) 667-5799
Email: road.safety@gov.yk.ca