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Saturday, September 19, 2020  

Car Seats Colorado Dedicated to Keeping Kids Safe on Roadways.Published 10/10/2011

Car Seats Colorado is dedicated to keeping kids age 0-12 safe on Colorado roadways.

Motor vehicle injuries represent the leading cause of death among children age 3–14 years old in the U.S. (Source: NHTSA, 2008 data). Many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

From 2006–2010, 64 child passengers, ages 0–12 died in traffic crashes in Colorado. Over half (55%) were not using a child safety seat or seat belt, or they were using one improperly.

Who is CPS Team Colorado?

CPS Team Colorado encompasses a network of safety and transportation professionals in Colorado who represent Child Passenger Safety (CPS) through public education, technical training, fostering advocacy and providing necessary resources. This includes:

  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Colorado State Patrol
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Car Seat Technicians
  • EMS professionals
  • Local Hospitals
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado (training contractor)

Fit Stations

CPS Team Colorado supports more than 140 “fitting stations” across the state. Most Fit Stations offer free assistance for parents, providing invaluable car seat checks to ensure proper seat installation. Click here to find a Fit Station near you.

Colorado ‘Boosts’ Child Passenger Safety Law

As of August 1, 2011, the one-year education period for booster seat violations will expire. The law now stipulates a minimum fine of $82 per violation.

The new law, enacted on August 1, 2010, requires all children under age 8 to be properly protected in a child safety seat when traveling in a motor vehicle. As a result, thousands of 6- and 7-year-olds across the state are now riding in booster seats. Previously, the law required only 4 and 5-year-olds to be in booster seats.

Children ages 4–7 who use booster seats are 45% less likely to be injured in a crash compared with children who are restrained only by seat belts. In Colorado, from 2004–2008, 28 children ages 4–7 were killed in traffic crashes. Twenty of them were improperly restrained, totally unrestrained or using only the vehicle seat belt (which does not provide adequate protection).

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