DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled a 9-foot-tall grenade exhibit on the Auraria Campus.

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The mock grenade represents the dangers that unbuckled passengers pose in a crash.

CDOT hopes the grenade sparks controversy about safety, and lets drivers know to “beware of the beltless.”

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“You become a high speed projectile,” CDOT’s Sam Cole said. “It’s just that dangerous.”

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Seat belt use in Colorado is about 84 percent, which is below the national average of 90.1 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Comments
  1. Robert Chase says:

    Daft — another ineffectual message from CDOT! “Don’t be afraid to ask others to buckle up”?!? Tell your passengers to buckle up!

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