Drivers and passengers are required to buckle up while travelling on Canada’s roads. Drivers are also legally responsible to ensure that any children in the car are safe. So, if you are driving anyone under 16 years of age who is not wearing their seat belt or the appropriate child seat for their size, you can be fined.
If you are convicted, penalties include being a fine of between $200 and $1,000 as well as two demerit points. Demerit points remain on your driving record for two years. You are also responsible for maintaining all of the safety equipment in your car. You can be fined for having a broken seatbelt in your car, even if no one is using that seat when you’re stopped by a police officer.