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City of Colorado Springs / Police / Be SAFE / Carseat Safety Program / Booster Seats



copp - child occupant protection program
 
 
 
 Why use a Booster for your 4-8 year old?

NEW BOOSTER SEAT LAW TO TAKE AFFECT 8-1-2010.  CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE INFORMATION FROM THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTAION.

It is highly recommended by safety advocates:

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) says, "When children out-grow forward-facing child safety seats, they need to be restrained in belt-positioning booster seats. This usually occurs when children are about 4 years old and weigh approximately 40 pounds. To ensure children's safety, they should remain in booster seats until they are at least 8 years old, unless they are 4'9" tall."

Former CSPD Child Occupant Protection Program Coordinator, Sgt. Steven Noblitt: "vehicle seat belt systems are designed to fit the averaged size adult, children who are between 4 and 8 y.o.a. and who are less than 4'9" (57")tall are too small for the vehicle seat belt system. You have to use a booster seat to get them properly and safely positioned in the seat belt system."

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. • P.O. Box 553, Altadena, CA 91003 illustrates:

The 5-Step Test
1. Does the child sit all the way back against the auto seat?
2. Do the child's knees bend comfortably at the edge of the auto seat?
3. Does the belt cross the shoulder between the neck and arm?
4. Is the lap belt as low as possible, touching the thighs?
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?





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  NEW 2010 BOOSTER LAW

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