On Road / Off Road Safety

Car Seat Safety

When children use car seats, they are well protected and less likely to be severely injured.  Parents and caregivers need to choose the right car seat or booster seat for their child and make sure it is used properly for every single ride.

More about Car Seat Safety from Parachute Canada here

When you buy a child car seat for use in Canada, look for the National Safety Mark label attached to the seat.  This label indicates that the seat complies with Canadian Regulations and Standards and is legal for use in Canada.

For more information from the Ministry of Transportation, click here

Below are some helpful videos demonstrating how to install your child's car seat.  Always follow the manufacturers installation instructions.



Cobourg Police Service offers car seat clinics - please follow them on Twitter (link here) or contact CPSAuxillary@gmail.com to find out when the next clinic is and book your appointment.

  Do you need to check if your child's car seat has been recalled?  Click on this link to Transport Canada's website


Watch our video and remember to #BrightenUp!


Steve Guthrie from Chex-tv produced a great segment on the importance of Be Bright - Be Seen - Be Safe  #BrightenUp
NEW - Read "Reflect on your Choices on Rural Roads" here

Road safety is the responsibility of all road users.

Reflective clothing, including items like reflective zipper pulls, are a good way to be seen at night #BrightenUp

Safe Communities Northumberland County wants you to Brighten Up! at dawn and dusk.  Whether you are taking your dog for an evening walk, going out for a jog before the sun comes up or riding your bike or skateboard, please make yourself visible to drivers by wearing reflective clothing.  Motorists - stay alert and watch for other road users.

Rural Roads:  Northumberland County has many rural roads and these roads have certain characteristics that can be more hazardous to pedestrians and cyclists, such as fewer lit streets, lack of sidewalks and less traffic controls (traffic lights, stop signs, etc.).

Remember to walk facing traffic. 


Reflective Gear:  Dawn & Dusk Safety for the Outdoor Enthusiast here

Wear Reflective Gear at Night - No White at Night Challenge here

November 2016:  The Office for Injury Prevention, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Police Services, CAA, Ontario's trauma centres and other road safety partners invite you to Be Alert, Be Seen - a provincial road safety campaign.  View the  "Shine" video here and the "Not so Funny" video here


                                                                       at the NHCC Annual General Meeting


Farm 911 The Emily Project - read more about this project on their website here and on Facebook here



All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety here (Parachute Canada)

Bicycle Safety here (Ministry of Transportation)

Distracted Driving here Parents play a key role in preventing injuries and deaths to young drivers.  In this powerful new video, teens speak direclty to parents about the responsibility they have as a role model (Hastings Prince Edward Public Heatlh Unit)

Distracted Driving  here (Ministry of Transportation (MTO))

Distracted Driving here (Public Health Ontario)

Farm Guide - Farm Equipment on the Highway here (MTO)

Farm Safety Videos here (Workplace Safety Prevention Services)

Motor Vehicle Collisions here (Parachute Canada)

NEW - Ontario Road Safety Annual Report (2014 stats) here (MTO)

Pedestrians and Motorists - Let's Work on our Relationship here (York Region Gov't)

Predictors and Risk Factors of Texting and Driving Among Youth (Evidence Brief, October 2014) here (Public Health Ontario)

Rail Safety here (Parachute Canada)

Road Safety:  Pedestrians here (MTO)

Water Safety - check out links here

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Updated September 6, 2019