If you are not 100 percent sure that your infant’s or child’s car seat is properly installed in your vehicle, make sure to stop by one of the monthly South Metro Fire Rescue FREE car seat checks.
Where: South Metro Fire Rescue, Station #34: Yosemite and Maximus (two blocks south of C-470 on Yosemite)
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dates: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Bring: If possible, the owner’s manual for your vehicle and car seat(s) and your child/children
For more information, call 720-488-7200 or visit http://www.southmetro.org.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has stated that more than 90 percent of the child safety seats inspected by their organization, “Child Passenger Safety Team Colorado,” were installed improperly.
CPS Team Colorado is administered by the Colorado State Patrol and CDOT, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Their web site is located at http://www.carseatscolorado.com, and provides information about car seat recalls, details about Colorado seatbelt laws, airbag information, car seat checkup locations throughout the state, and safety-related news articles. They may also be reached at 1-877-LUV-TOTS (or in the Denver-area at 303-239-4625).