Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week 2014


September will be here before we know it.

CPS Week is September 14-20, 2014. National Car Seat Check Saturday is September 20, 2014.

Resources to promote child passenger safety are available on our website's Promotional Materials page as well as several links to printable resources from organizations such as Safe Kids and NHTSA.

Order promo items or car seats for your event today to get them while supplies last. Promotional items and car seats for fitting stations at the OPRC deplete in September and renew in October so don’t get caught in the downtime – plan ahead! See special post on ordering car seats for CPS Week.

NHTSA compiles and presents CPS Week information for each state. Download these spreadsheets and send completed forms to the Florida OPRC to submit for Florida information:

Submit now with your planned media events:
2014 CPS Week NSCS Media Events Spreadsheet

Submit after your events with your distribution information:
2014 CPS Week Seat Check Saturday Checkup Events Stats


Special Emphases Added for CPS Week 2014
Submitted by Sandy Sinclair, NHTSA (Washington, DC), via CPS Express Newsletter 08/2014

During Child Passenger Safety Week this year, in addition to continuing to stress the vital importance of car seat inspections and hands-on education, NHTSA will be calling on the Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician community to make a special effort to emphasize two key messages in their many interactions with parents and caregivers:

  • The agency is undertaking a concerted effort to spur increased registration of car seats. According to NHTSA and car seat manufacturers, far too few are seats are registered, exposing children to heightened risk in the event of a recall. CPS Technicians and other advocates are in a key position to remind consumers of the importance of registration – which is quick, free and readily accessible electronically.
  • In addition, data show that in spite of great progress made in recent years in ensuring that children ride in the back seat -- which is the safest place for them – on average, more than 100 children in the 8-14 age group die in crashes each year while riding in the front seat. We will be asking CPS Technicians to make a point of reminding parents that all kids under age 13 should ride in the back seat.

You can access many tools and resources on the CPS Week 2014 website.