Safety

Three Coloradans win free car seats through safety quiz participation

Car Seats Colorado, a partnership of CDOT and Colorado State Patrol, released an online car seat safety quiz in March as part of its “Listen to the Experts” campaign. 793 participants completed the 10-question quiz, which posed a challenge for a majority of participants. The average score was 69 percent correct, and only seven of the total completed quizzes received a perfect score. The quiz had 87 percent of participants from Colorado, but extended to social media users from Mexico, Texas, California and 25 other states taking part in testing their car seat safety knowledge. 

Car Seats Colorado created the quiz to educate parents and caregivers about three prominent car seat safety problems:

  1. Three out of 4 car seats don’t fit the child correctly, or are installed incorrectly.
  2. Parents and caregivers sometimes move their child out of a booster seat too soon.
  3. Parents and caregivers sometimes move their child from a rear-facing seat to a forward-facing seat too soon.

Quiz winners will receive a new car seat that complies with the latest safety standards. Winners were selected at random and will receive one of three car seats donated from area car seat manufacturer representatives — one infant-sized rear-facing seat, one convertible forward- and rear-facing car seat and one booster seat. 

Car Seats Colorado staff is excited to provide free, brand-new car seats to area parents or caregivers. Thanks to the car seat quiz, people across the state learned what they know, and what they don’t know about car seat safety.

Test your car seat knowledge and take the quiz.