Giant Air Bag Downtown is Latest Tactic in Seat Belt Campaign

June 14, 2016 - Traffic Safety - CDOT Shows How Unbuckled Passengers Pose Risk to Other Occupants

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) just installed a 45-foot tall, 3-D giant inflated air bag to point to a simple fact — an airbag won’t save you from an unbuckled passenger. Part of Beware of the Beltless, one of the largest seat belt safety campaigns ever undertaken by CDOT, the wall scape in downtown Denver raises awareness that refusing to buckle up is not a victimless crime — an unbuckled person poses a risk to themselves, other people in the vehicle, and even those outside the vehicle. Sam Cole, CDOT Safety Communications Manager, will be at the site of the wall scape today for interviews with the media and to discuss the new campaign. Please call Sam to set up an interview time — 303-859-1304.

WHAT: Giant Air Bag in Downtown Denver is Latest Tactic in Seat Belt Campaign

WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Courtyard Marriott — 1552 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202


  • Sam Cole — CDOT Safety Communications Manager


Please call Sam Cole to set up an interview time — 303-859-1304.