Resources

Links to Other Sites

Organizations by Topic

The links that are provided by category here are alphabetically listed below, each with a brief site description.

Certification and CPST Information

Sites for CPS Information

Special Needs

School Bus Passenger Safety

Parked Car Safety

Wheelchair Safety

Government Websites

Safety Conferences

Emergency Vehicles

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

State CPS Laws

Organizations in Alphabetical Order

The links that are provided by category in the listing above are alphabetically listed below, each with a brief site description.

Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety

An alliance of consumer, medical, public health, and safety groups and insurance companies and agents that create the annual Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Info for Parents and Policy Statement on CPS

Information for parents on car seats and booster seats as well as teen driver safety is found on the AAPs healthychildren.org website. The authoritative AAP Policy Statement on child passenger safety is on the AAP publications website.

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

A global multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to saving lives and eliminating road traffic injuries through scientific research, authoritative educational programs, and public policy recommendations. Their Annual Scientific Conference includes some CPS sessions.

Automotive Safety Program—Riley Hospital for Children

This program is affiliated with Indiana University Health; it directs child passenger safety research, education, and training in the state of Indiana The program also operates the National Center for the Safe Transportation of Children with Special Healthcare Needs and maintains a database of CPS Technicians that have taken the Safe Travel for All Children course.

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

A nonprofit helmet advocacy program that explains the technology of helmets to consumers and promotes better helmets by working on improved standards.

Bike to School Day (United States and International)

www.walkbiketoschool.org (or the international event www.iwalktoschool.org)
The National Center for Safe Routes to School, the coordinating agency for Walk and Bike to School Day, is committed to empowering communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe, appealing, preferred choice for families.

BuckleUpNC.org—Securing North Carolina for Life

This site contains information for parents on the selection and use of child restraints and for CPS Technicians on training and certification.

Car Seat for the Littles

This site has reviews of car seats and a comparison tool.

The Car Seat Lady

Provides parents with information on selection and installation of child restraints and a review of vehicles with respect to child passenger safety.

Car-Seat.org

Provides parents with information on the selection and installation of child restraints and vehicle safety in a discussion forum and blog.

Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Major CPS research program combining research into crashes involving children with advocacy for policy/law changes and educational materials (web videos etc.). Includes papers, state-specific data for programs and legislative use, Spanish information and teen safety

Committee on Wheelchairs and Transportation (COWHAT)

This committee is affiliated with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). In addition to the Ride Safer brochure this website contains information on wheelchair transportation for consumers, manufacturers, prescribers, and transporters.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Find recalls initiated by the CPSC for child restraints.

Federal Regulations

This site contains the currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The most current copies of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs) can be found here.

EMS.gov

This site contains information on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the NHTSA’s role in supporting EMS systems nationwide.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

This U.S. government site has information for families flying with children.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

A nonprofit, scientific, educational research and communica­tions organization funded by auto insurers. Site includes vehi­cle ratings, research, news releases, publications, educational videos, and laws/regulations.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—State Child Occupant Protection Laws

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) has compiled a list of the seat belt and child restraint laws for all the states in the United States.

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

A non-profit organization that educates motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists to practice behaviors that keep us all safe on and along roadways.

KidsAndCars.org

A site devoted to informing people about the dangers associated with children in or around motor vehicles while parked on private property (non-traffic incidents). This includes entanglement in seat belts, trunk entrapment, and hyperthermia.

Kidz In Motion—The National Child Passenger Safety Conference

An annual conference for child passenger safety advocates and technicians/instructors.

Lifesavers—National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities

An annual conference covering all aspects of highway safety.

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)

A school bus industry resource for school bus issues. Holds an annual conference and trade show.

National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDTPS)

An association that provides leadership, assistance and motivation to the school transportation community through position papers and a conference.

National Center for Safe Transportation of Children with Special Healthcare Needs—Riley Hospital for Children

This program is affiliated with The Automotive Safety Program and Indiana University Health. This website has information of transporting children with special healthcare needs and a database of CPS Technicians that have taken the Safe Travel for All Children course.

National CPS Board

Advisory board for Safe Kids—National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program. Site includes  back issues of the CPS Tech Update, CEU opportunities, certification course manuals, and other resources for CPS Technicians/Instructors..

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA)

The U.S. federal regulatory and traffic injury prevention agency whose mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

An independent U.S. federal agency that investigates significant crashes and researches means of prevention. Site includes recommendations and information on CRs, school bus safety, and other topics.

NoHeatStroke.org

This site is a source of information and tracking of hyperthermia deaths in the United States.

Objective Safety

Information on safety and hazard awareness in the Emergency Medical Services Transport Environment.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

This site contains information for consumers and organizations to promote multimodal transportation.

Recalls.gov

This site provides links to recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as an option to sign up for NHTSA’s Recall Notification E-mail System.

Safe Kids (United States and Canada and Worldwide)

A non-profit organization dedicated to the preven­tion of unintentional childhood injuries. In the United States they have over 300 community coalitions which are involved in child passenger safety activities. In Canada they operate as Parachute.

Safe Kids—National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program

Manages the certification and recertification of Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Instructors. Maintains the Find a Tech database.

Safer New Mexico Now

A non-profit whose mission is to lead effective efforts to advance traffic safety in New Mexico.

Safety Restraint Coalition

A national non-profit organization whose mission is to save lives and reduce unintentional injuries related to motor vehicles. They provide a free recall list and phone help line as well as information for families in Washington state on finding a Child Passenger Safety Technician to assist them.

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.

A national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the correct, consistent use of child restraints and safety belts. The site has materials for parents and tools for technicians, such as the Technical Encyclopedia, a Pictorial Guide to identify child restraints, recall list, state laws, and federal regulations. Limited-access page (by subscription) offers the latest CR instructions, recall update service, etc.

School Bus Fleet

An information service of School Bus Fleet magazine, a trade publication serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada.

School Transportation News (STN)

School bus industry news, magazine, conferences, and the STN Expo.

SeatCheck.org

NHTSA’s car seat and booster seat information for parents and caregivers. Includes information on selection (including the Car Seat Finder), installation, ease-of-use ratings, registration, recalls, and finding a  Child Passenger Safety Technician for assistance.

Serenity Safety Products

Manufacturer of The “Guardian” Pediatric Restraint System, a child restraint for children 5 lbs to 85 lbs who are being transported in an emergency vehicle.

Transport Canada (TC)—Child Car Seat Safety

Government of Canada’s information on buying and installing a child car seat or booster seat, recall notices, safety and testing and regulations.

Transport Canada (TC)—Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations

Government of Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations which includes information on the National Safety Mark and motor vehicle safety standards.

Transporting Students with Disabilities & Preschoolers National Conference (TSD Conference)

Held annually since 1992, this conference is recognized as your best opportunity to learn workable solutions and practical answers to your pressing questions about transporting children with special needs: from preschool to adult transition services.

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

This site has details and results of the highway safety and transportation systems research done at UMTRI.

Walk to School Day (United States and International)

www.walkbiketoschool.org (or the international event www.iwalktoschool.org)
The National Center for Safe Routes to School, the coordinating agency for Walk and Bike to School Day, is committed to empowering communities to make walking and bicycling to school a safe, appealing, preferred choice for families.

World Health Organization (WHO) Helmet Initiative

Information on the use of helmets as a strategy for preventing head injuries caused by bicycle or motorcycle crash or fall.