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Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety (CPS)

5-Step Test for Booster Seat Safety — Does your child need a booster seat? Find out by answering these five simple questions. [ English (PDF, 68.1KB) | Spanish (PDF, 73KB) ]

Bilingual Child Passenger Safety Resource Sheet (PDF, 22.1KB) — Contact information for local programs and services that promote child passenger safety

Videos on How to Install Your Child’s Car Seat or Booster Seat — Videos provided by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [English | Spanish ]

American Academy of Pediatrics Car Seat Guide — A very comprehensive guide for how to choose a car seat and how to install rear all types of car seats and booster seats.

Office of Defects Investigation — Car Seat Recall List maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The list is updated whenever the agency receives a child restraint-related safety recall.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration CPS Page — Describes NHTSA child passenger safety program, consumer information and services, NHTSA policies, research, training and certification, educational materials, and publications.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — The institute includes a crash test facility and performs crash research. The site includes vehicle ratings, news releases, consumer brochures and videos, research and statistics, laws and regulations.

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. — is a national, non-profit organization for child passenger safety. They offer an Automatic Update service, newsletters, and other materials. — Hosted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), this site offers information about car equipment and safety, five star crash test and rollover ratings, and vehicle defects and recalls.

Kids and Cars — This site focuses on the dangers of leaving a child alone in or around a car. Topics include back-overs, fire inside vehicle, hyperthermia, children left in vehicle, incidents involving power windows, trunk entrapment, vehicles set in motion by children, and car theft with child in vehicle.

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Child Passenger Safety – Tech Training Info - NHTSA technicians

Kate Bernacki CPS Listserv — This listserv provides updates on CPS news and information for people working in child passenger safety in Northern California. This listserv generates about 3 mailings per week. To sign up, e-mail

Safe Kids National CPS Certification — The National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program certifies car seat safety technicians and instructors. This is a 32- hour training, and graduates are nationally certified through NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The National Child Safety Board — This resource has been created for technicians and child passenger safety programs to obtain information and updates related to the standardized CPS curriculum, certification, and recertification, including online CEU.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — is a federal agency that maintains an extensive website containing traffic safety education, resource and referral information. Ordering information for free education materials.

NHTSA CPS — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s child passenger safety page has research and statistics, advisories and consumer information, educational materials and publications. It also has helpful related links.

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