It is Colorado Law that all child passengers must be properly buckled up and restrained while riding in a moving vehicle. We have provided a brief outline below.
For more information about the Colorado Child Safety law, visit:
Or contact the New Child Car Seat Hotline: 720-777-8414
Forward Facing Child Restraint Systems
The law requires that children ages one year to four years who weigh 20 pounds up to 40 pounds be restrained in a forward-facing child safety seat.
The law requires that children who are at least four years old but less than six years old and are less than 55 inches tall be properly restrained in a child booster seat or with a child safety belt-positioning device.
The law requires that any child who is at least six years old or is at least 55 inches tall, must be properly restrained with the motor vehicle's safety belt.
It is recommended that proper seat belt fit is achieved when the child meets the 5-Step Test developed by Safety Belt Safe U.S.A. (www.carseat.org and click on 5-Step Test).
1) The child can sit all the way back against the auto seat.
2) The child's knees bend comfortably at the edge of the auto seat.
3) The belt crosses the shoulder between the neck and arm.
4) The lap belt is as low as possible touching the thighs.
5) The child can stay seated like this for the whole trip.