The Aspen Police Department employs a Child Seat Installation technician. Please contact us at (970) 920-5400 for more information or to schedule an child safety seat installation.
It’s the driver’s responsibility to ensure that child passengers are properly buckled up in the appropriate restraint on every trip. The child restraint must have a label that states it meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213 set forth in Section 49 C.F.R. 571.213, as amended.
Rear Facing Child Restraint Systems
The law requires infants to ride in a rear-facing child safety seat until they are at least one year old and weight at least 20 lbs.
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 a 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.
Other Provisions of Colorado’s Child Restraint Law
The law applies to children being transported in a privately owned noncommercial vehicle and in noncommercial vehicles operated by childcare centers. Children must be buckled up in the front and back seats on every trip. The booster seat portion of the law is secondary enforcement, meaning a driver must be stopped and ticketed for another driving offense before they can be ticketed for a violation of the booster seat provision. The infant, car seat and safety belt provisions of the law are primary enforcement, meaning the driver can be stopped and ticketed if an officer sees an unrestrained or improperly restrained child in the vehicle. The minimum fine is $82 and the driver can be fined for each unrestrained child in the vehicle.