Colorado Car Seat Laws

When we become parents, we have a lot of new responsibilities.  We need to make sure the children are always taken care of, and we always need to look out for their safety.

There are several different ways we can look out for our child’s safety – one of those is through their daily rides in the car.  Between finding the right car seat for their age,weight, and height, and also installing it properly, you’re taking one step in the right direction. 

If you want to take another step in the right direction, take a look at your state’s car seat laws.  These are very important, and are the law to follow.  Not familiar with Colorado’s car seat laws already?  Take a look now!

Colorado Car Seat Laws:

  • If your baby is less than 20 lbs, and younger than one year old, they must be rear-facing.  In order for them to be forward-facing, they must get the OK from their pediatrician and meet both those requirements.
  • Also, if your baby is between the ages of 1-3, and weighs 20-40 lbs, they must remain in a child car seat.
  • Now, if they are between the ages of 4-7, they must be in a booster car seat.
  • If your child is between the ages of 8-15, they must have a safety belt on.
  • If you fail to follow these laws, it may result in a fine of up to $81 for the first offense.

NOTES:

  • Never buy a used car seat.  These can be recalled, expired, or they could have been in an accident.
  • Always make sure everyone is wearing a safety belt in the car at all times – regardless of their age.
  • Make sure your child’s car seat is installed properly, 3/4 aren’t.

This is just a brief summary of Colorado’s car seat laws.  These can change at any time, so make sure you keep up with this information.



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