Child Passenger Safety

In addition to enhancing the beauty and safety of Fountain's neighborhoods through pro-active enforcement of City Codes, our department is dedicated to also promoting safety for children through Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks and Bicycle Helmet Safety.  The Neighborhood Services Department is associated with the Colorado Springs SafeKids Coalition and receive training and certification through the National SafeKids organization.

Neighborhood Services Dept. Supervisor, Officer Flores is your local point of contact for Child Passenger Safety information and Child Car Seat inspections. The most common errors found on a car seat inspection are loose or improperly fitted harness restraints and loosely installed seats utilizing the vehicle lap shoulder belts. A child car seat check takes about 20 minutes per car seat and involves education, inspection of the child car seat, and complete removal and re-installation of the seat with instruction and assistance to the parent or caregiver. 

 

Do you know?

Over 90% of all Child Car Seats are NOT correctly installed or properly used.

Not all Child Car Seats fit properly into all cars.

If your Child's Car Seat has been recalled?

The current state law regarding seat belt use?

If your Child's Car Seat needs a tether or locking clip?

What "LATCH" means?

A car seat or booster seat is recommended for all children from birth to 8 years old and those weighing less than 80 lbs.

Please schedule your child's car seat inspection by contacting Officer Flores at (719) 322-2032.