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Child Passenger Safety

The Child Passenger Safety Program focuses on promoting proper safety seat restraint use for children until they transition to the vehicle safety belt (approximately birth through nine years of age), increasing risk perception and correct usage of child restraints among parents and caregivers through outreach and education, providing proper installation education and addressing the barriers that prohibit access to safety devices.

 

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Heatstroke Prevention

Your car heats up faster than you think, Help reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.

  • A: Avoid heatstroke. Never leave your child alone in a car.
  • C: Create reminders. Put something in the back of your car such as a purse or cell phone
  • T: Take Action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911 for immediate assistance.

Click here for Heatstroke Prevention Tips

 

AAP and NHTSA Announces New Child Safety Seat Guidelines

New child safety seat guidelines were released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that recommends slowing the transition from one child restraint type to the next.

The first of five recommendations is that all infants and toddlers should remain in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they outgrow the height and weight limits of the seat. ::more



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Last Updated: 07-29-2014

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