Seatbelts, airbags and head restraints

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Seatbelts save lives

Every seat. Every time. Always buckle up.

In a collision, being ejected from a vehicle is almost always deadly.

Your vehicle is equipped to protect you and your passengers in the event of a crash - but for the best protection, you have to buckle up!

Air bags are added protection

Air bags protect your head and upper body from injury in a collision. However, they don’t protect you the same way your seatbelt will. Your seatbelt protects you in every kind of crash, at any speed.

Air bag safety tips:

  • Sit at least 25 cm away from the airbag
  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Never place a rear-facing child car seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with air bags

Not wearing your seatbelt can also hurt your wallet

In Manitoba, wearing your seatbelt is a law. We have one of the highest fines in the country ($300 and two demerits) against unbelted drivers.

A driver can also be ticketed $299.65 for each passenger under the age of 18 who is not properly buckled up, and that includes child car seats.