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66 percent of Colorado caregivers don't use car seats correctly, data shows


Last updated 9/6/2022 at 3:33pm


Certified car seat safety technician Karissa Zahner performs a car seat check in Golden.

New data shows firsthand evidence that a majority of parents aren't properly securing their children in car seats, booster seats or seat belts. The data was gathered from more than 81,027 car seat checks performed nationally by certified car seat safety technicians. Of the seat checks performed in Colorado, technicians noted a 65.5-percent misuse rate, worse than the national average of 60 percent.  

To underscore the importance of car seat safety, CDOT and Colorado State Patrol are releasing a new series of videos that show the dramatic consequences if a child is unrestrained in a crash....

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