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CMVSS

Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

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Stage 1

Rear-facing

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Things on stage 1

From birth-at least 1 yr old and 9kg (20lbs)
Place in back seat
Position centre-rear
Rear-facing as long as possible

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Stage 2

Forward facing with tether

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Things in stage 2

Must be over 1 yr old and over 9kg (20lbs)
Up to at least 18kg (40lbs)
Place in back seat
May remain rear-facing if allowed by manufacturers weight limits
Always use tether strap

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Stage 3

Booster seat

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Things in stage 3

Must be over 18kg (40lbs)
Required until at least 9 yr old or 145cm (4’9”)
Place in back seat
Booster is used with a lap/shoulder seatbelt
Position lap belt low over hip bones and shoulder belt over shoulder and in front of chest

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Booster seat

Ensures proper seatbelt fit. Raises the child to correctly position the adult seatbelt across structures of the chest and pelvis.

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Stage 4

Seatbelt only

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Things in stage 4

Recommended to keep children in back seat until 12 yr old
The lap belt should fit low over pelvic bones
Shoulder belt should fit over the shoulder and snug across chest

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Ignition- lock

Steering is locked and ignition is off

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Ignition- off

Ignition is off but steering is unlocked

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Ignition- Acc

Ignition is off but some electrical components may be used
(eg. Radio)

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Ignition- on

Ignition is on

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Ignition- start

Turn to this position to start the engine, then release switch so that it returns to the on position

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Gearshift lever

Let’s you control the vehicle’s transmission
2 types of transmissions: automatic, standard

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Automatic transmission

Automatically chooses the most efficient gear.

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Standard transmission

Always used with a clutch. The driver chooses the best gear. Built in three-, four-, five-, or six-speed models.

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Gears- P

Park: use when starting the vehicle and when parked. Locks the transmission

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Gears- R

Reverse: use when backing up, turns reverse (white) lights on

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Gears- N

Neutral: use when vehicle stops or when starting engine.

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Gears- D

Drive: use for normal forward driving

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Gears - 1

First gear: use when pulling heavy loads or when going up or down steep hills. (Speeds 10-15km/h)

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Gears-2

Second gear: use when driving hills or when driving on snow or ice. (speeds 10-15km/h)

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Gears-3

Third gear: use for speeds between 30-60km/h

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Gear-4

Fourth gear: use for highway speeds on 4 speed models

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Gear-5

Fifth gear: use for highway cruising on 5 speed models

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Gears-6

Sixth gear: use for highway cruising on 6 speed models

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Gear-O

Overdrive: use at speeds over 40km/h to save fuel

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Lights- first positon

Controls the tail lights, parking lights, and side-marker lights.
Also dashboard and license plate lights.