Colorado woman chooses to buckle up gas can in a baby seat, but leaves her toddler in lap belt.
CNN has reported that a Colorado mother strapped a gas can to a child car seat — but left a toddler in a diaper restrained only with a lap belt.
A City of Aurora police officer stopped the driver during a routine “Click it or Ticket” seat belt enforcement check snapped a photo of what he saw.
The Colorado Department of Transportation posted the photo on its Facebook with a message that read:
“Unbelievable! This heartbreaking photo was taken by an officer… Share it to remind everyone that life is precious, so please be responsible and make sure children are properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seat.”
More than 200 people posted angry comments and more than 600 others had re-posted it on their pages.
The woman told police that the child frequently unbuckled his seat belt. The police officer responded by asking the mother if the child also frequently grabbed a gas can, buckled it into a car seat and then buckled himself in a seat next to the gas can. The mother was ticketed for seat beat violations, a car seat violation and other traffic offenses, the affiliate reported.
The Gordon Law Firm strongly recommends buckling up your CHILD safely in a properly installed car seat. Follow the directions found on every gas container for the proper storage and transportation of gasoline.