As road conditions start to change due to winter weather settling in, Alberta RCMP are reminding us of the importance of wearing our seatbelts.

In 2017, one in four collisions in the province involved a person who wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Seatbelts should sit securely across hips and the shoulder, coming across the centre of the chest and never under arm or behind the back.

The law in Alberta requires children under six-years-old, or under 40 lbs, to be properly restrained in a car seat.

Booster seats are the safest choice for kids under 9-years-old who have outgrown their front facing child safety seat while children under the age of 13 are safest in the backseat.

According to Alberta Transportation, most children are ready for standards seatbelts when they're nine-years-old and older, and either weigh over 80 pounds or are taller than 4" 9'.

In 2016, RCMP say 53 people in Alberta lost their lives and 375 people sustained serious injuries as a result of not being properly restrained at the time of a collision.

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