Safety

Car Seats Colorado hosts seat check event at the Downtown Denver Aquarium

Car Seat Check Satruday

To celebrate National Child Passenger Safety Week, Car Seats Colorado hosted a free public safety event at the Downtown Aquarium on Sat., Sept. 21. 

Certified child passenger safety technicians were on hand to conduct free one-on-one vehicle and seat inspections to ensure proper installation and seat fit. Families also gathered on the aquarium plaza to have some fun and paint handprints on a Colorado State Patrol vehicle — all to encourage kids and their parents to “get hands-on” in the name of raising awareness for proper use of car seats and booster seats.

Technicians also gave live demos of proper car seat use and staffed an “Ask the Experts” tent. Car seats can be complicated — and the certified child passenger safety technicians answered any and all questions from passersby.

"Even small mistakes in seat fit and installation can put a child at greater risk in a crash,” said Trooper Timothy Sutherland of Car Seats Colorado. “Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children. And more than 25% of all kids between 4 and 7 are moved to seat belts too soon. Proper education can really save lives.”

Car Seats Colorado provides education and resources to help parents ensure their children are riding safely. Visit CarSeatsColorado.com to learn more about technician training, the Car Seats Colorado recycling program, and upcoming seat check events statewide.

Car Seats Colorado is a partnership between CDOT, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement statewide.

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