National Child Passenger Safety Contacts

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics’s “On the Go” section of their website contains child passenger safety information including policy statements for transporting children safely and information for  families, and an annual Car Safety Seats: Product Listing.

Automotive Safety Program, Riley Hospital for Children

The Automotive Safety Program provides general consumer information for the State of Indiana. In addition, information is available for transporting children with special needs including ambulance transport safety.

The National Center for the Safe Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs is based at the Automotive Safety Program and serves as a resource for families, health care professionals, transportation providers, and child passenger safety advocates. The National Center has a toll-free hot line (800-755-0912; Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST) staffed by child passenger safety technicians who are experienced in resolving issues associated with the transportation of children with special health care needs.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Injury Research and Prevention

The information on The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention’s “Car Seat Safety for Kids” site includes videos and other useful information on installing and using car seats and seat belts.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety produces low-cost brochures and videos on a variety of highway safety topics.  The website summarizes highway safety laws by state and includes fact sheets on a number of different topics.

National Child Passenger Safety Board

The National Child Passenger Safety Board was established to monitor and provide program direction and technical guidance to states, communities and organizations as a means to maintain a credible, standardized child passenger training and certification program.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the federal agency with primary responsibility for establishing and enforcing motor vehicle safety standards. NHTSA establishes and promotes national and state highway safety related programs and materials including child passenger safety.

NHTSA maintains Parents Central, a website providing information on keeping kids safe when traveling.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide provides safety information on a variety of topics, including car seat safety.  Safe Kids is the certifying body for the National Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program and manages the online system for registration and other certification processes.

For information on policies & procedures related to class scheduling, participant registration, certification, and recertification – as well as frequently asked questions and answers – visit the Safe Kids CPS Certification web site.


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