Officials with the City of Iqaluit are worried about children traveling in vehicles without a car seat.
Municipal enforcement staff are busy this fall educating parents on the importance of using car seats and how to install them properly.
"One of the biggest factors in car seats has to do with the motor vehicle collisions. If children aren't properly fastened into the seat belt or into the car seat or booster seat, the child's ability would be they would be flung forward or flung back causing injury to the child or the infant," said Kevin Sloboda, Iqaluit’s chief municipal enforcement officer.
The type of car seat parents should use depends on the height and weight of the child.
Sloboda said there is an exception under the Motor Vehicle Act for taxis, where children can ride in the backseat. Even in a taxi, babies should not travel in an amauti, which is a traditional hooded Inuit garment. Instead, babies should be held by an adult.
Since Sept. 1, officers have been issuing warnings and handing out tickets when children are not buckled up in a proper car seat.