Seat-Belt Enforcement Campaigns

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Source: GRSP Child Restraints Fact Sheet

The public must have the perception they will be caught by police and receive a penalty if they are driving with a child not seated in a correctly fitted child restraint that is appropriate for the child’s size and weight.


This is achieved through enforcement campaigns that are:

  • highly visible, such as through the use of strategically located checkpoints.
  • repeated and conducted in a widespread way so that there is a perception that it is possible to be caught “anywhere at anytime.”
  • supported by penalties that are always applied to anyone driving with a child not using a child restraint,
  • well-publicized before, during and after.