North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Contacts

Meeting and working with well-trained certified child passenger safety technicians is usually the most effective way for parents and other caregivers to get assistance with child passenger safety decisions, choices, and installation problems.

There are locations throughout the state that offer child passenger safety information and ‘hand-on’ assistance with child restraint installation. Refer to the list of local NC CPS Programs for a location in your community.

If there is no program in your area, contact the NC Child Passenger Safety Resource Center, UNC Highway Safety Research Center at 919-962-2202 or 800-672-4527 x2 (in NC only) for additional suggestions.

University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

HSRC conducts basic and applied research that increases knowledge and contributes to reducing death, injury, and the related societal costs. HSRC operates BuckleUpNC and maintains an in-state toll-free phone line to answer child restraint and seat belt questions for parents and CPS advocates.

NC Department of Insurance/Safe Kids North Carolina

The Injury Prevention section of the NC Department of Insurance- Office of State Fire Marshal serves as the coordinating agency for the North Carolina Safe Kids Buckle Up and Safe Kids North Carolina programs.

  • NC Safe Kids Buckle Up involves fire and rescue personnel as well as other health and safety advocates in car seat distribution and education programs. NC child passenger safety activities are coordinated through the Buckle Up Kids program.
  • Safe Kids North Carolina is affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide to combat the causes of deaths among children caused by unintentional injuries. The NC Coalition works to address the major unintentional risk areas of traffic incidents, fire/burns, drowning, falls, poisonings, and choking/suffocation. Educational materials are available to download or order for free.

NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program serves as coordinator for highway safety programs in North Carolina. They are the primary source for NC specific traffic safety related materials.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

The Patrol’s Traffic Safety Information (TSI) Officers can provide a variety of traffic safety related educational programs to community groups. Topics vary but include: the dangers of driving while impaired, speed kills, seatbelt safety, child passenger safety, bicycle safety, school bus safety, and various school programs for elementary, middle, and high schools.

NC Department of Health and Human Services

The Division of Child Development oversees all aspects of child care services in North Carolina including the regulation of child care facilities. North Carolina child care providers are required to adhere to the NC Child Passenger Safety Law as well as additional standards for child to staff ratio, climate control, cleanliness, safety and other standards when transporting children.

NC Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Division

The NCDOT/PTD can provide information about para-transit vans and accessibility issues on North Carolina’s public transportation.

 

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