Win a new Car Seat or Booster at Car Passenger Safety and Muffins!

Posted 09/13/2018

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Want to win a new car seat or booster? Enjoy muffins?  Join us September 19th from 8:20-9:30am

Columbian Elementary is pleased to announce that this year we are again partnering with the Colorado State Patrol and Trooper Jackson.  The Colorado State Patrol, in alignment with our mission and vision statements, has implemented and supported several educational safety programs in the past.  On September 12th, 2018 from 8:20-9:30 Trooper Jackson will at Columbian to discuss car passenger safety.  Do you have questions about the laws?  Concerns your child may not be in the right type of seat?  Unsure of how to recycle an old booster or car seat?  Come learn more information about car passenger safety and enjoy some breakfast.

Can’t join us?  Here are some reminders from the Colorado State Patrol:

Colorado’s child passenger safety law is a primary enforcement action. This means a driver does not have to be stopped for another driving offense before they can be ticketed for a violation of the child passenger safety laws. They can be pulled over for this reason alone.

The child passenger safety law clearly defines child safety seat and seat belt use from birth through age 15 as follows:

  • The law requires infants to ride in a rear-facing child safety seat until they are at least one year old and weigh less than 20 pounds.
  • The law requires children ages one to four years old that weigh at least 20 pounds up to 40 pounds to be restrained in a forward-facing or rear-facing child safety seat.
  • The law requires that children who weigh over 40 pounds or who are at least four years old be properly restrained in a child booster seat or with a child safety belt-positioning device. Children must ride in booster seats until they are eight years old.
  • A child who is at least eight years old must be properly restrained with a safety belt or child restraint system.