Would car seats on planes mean safer flights for kids?
Transport Canada is asking Canadians to weigh in on the possibility of ‘plane seats’, or rather, the use of car seats on planes.
Car seats have been allowed on planes since 1990. The discussion is meant to decide whether or not car seats should be made mandatory for kids under the age of two years old. As it stands, a parent can decide to hold their child under two as opposed to buying them a seat.
According to Transport Canada, the current lap belts aren’t meant to safely restrain kids under a
certain weight and height.
If you’d like to share your opinion on the subject, whether you think they’re safe and appropriate or unnecessary and a disturbance, head to an online discussion page set up to gauge public opinion.