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Vehicle Safety & Children: How to Make Sure Your Child Is Properly Restrained in a Vehicle

How to Make Sure Your Child Is Properly Restrained in a Vehicle

Car accidents are leading cause of death for American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 3 out of 4 children are NOT properly restrained while riding in vehicles.

Failing to properly secure your children or grandchildren when they ride in your vehicle can have very serious consequences if you get into an accident.

Unlike Colorado’s general seatbelt law, failure to properly restrain a child is a primary offense. If an officer sees an unrestrained or improperly restrained child in your vehicle, you can be pulled over and ticketed.

Sometimes, children may not be properly restrained by accident. Those car seats can be tricky!

So, how do you know for sure if your child is properly restrained? Here’s how:

Of course, no matter how careful you may be, accidents happen. Make sure you have done everything you can to keep you child safe before the accident occurs. If you or your child gets hurt in an car accident, contact a Denver car accident attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. for experienced help establishing your Legal Game Plan for financial recovery. Call (720) 613-6736 or email us for a free, no obligations consultation and essential information regarding your legal options.