Child Restraint - General Safety
Results of the first statewide observational survey conducted to determine child passenger restraint use in Florida.
So the car seat or booster seat has served its useful life... what should you do with it now? We don't want someone to find it and think they found a treasure in the trash.
2015 FS Update PSA presented by kids, and Wizard of Oz PSAs from the Ad Council
More information on what exactly law enforcement will be looking for and the consequences of not complying.
Recalls occur so the manufacturer can fix the problem, be it a minor convenience issue or a major safety factor.
The tool will output a listing of the different seats on the market that fit the child.
Unlike school buses, which must meet the strict structural standards of several FMVSSs, RVs are not subject to school bus standards, nor do many of the crashworthiness standards governing cars apply.
Migrant worker organizations have resources especially for their demographic, so contact a local migrant worker organization for CPS needs.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention have podcasts on CPS topics and a downloadable "Color Me Safe" coloring book in English and Spanish.
This Governors Highway Safety Association chart lists all current child passenger safety laws. All states have enacted laws requiring some type of child passenger restraint system be used. Requirements usually vary based on a child's age, weight or height
Vehicle owners have the opportunity to donate $2 or more to the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund's $2 Difference Child Safety Seat Program to help needy residents living in their own county obtain car seats for their children.
Statistic reports on auto fatalities with those using child restraints and seat belts, as well as research studies on usage of OP, electronic devices, distracted driving, and more.
Established to 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.
An e-newsletter for CPS Technicians.
Publisher of LATCH manual.
A collection of monthly reports from Florida CPS personnel. Reports are by calendar year, and are subdivided by Florida counties.
NHTSA Priority Counties of for Low Numbers of CPS Instructors and Technicians
FDOT Safety Office publishes a table ("matrix") of counties ranked in terms of their fatalities and injuries related to different focus areas.
The Manufacturers Alliance for CPS (MACPS) updated their "Harmonized CR Usage Statements for CPSTs" on 11/12/13. These joint statements include information that is not always printed in owner's manuals and are intended to provide guidance to CPSTs.
AAA's Safe Seats 4 Kids - Buckle Up coloring/activity pages
Full-page flyer listing NHTSA recommendations along with update Fla. law effective Jan. 1, 2015.
How OPRC Supports Occupant Protection Personnel
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "Color Me Safe" coloring book in English and Spanish
I'm Safe invites everyone to download and customize these free items for CPS Week.
Challenge children to think about how to ride safely in a car with this activity page.
Let's Learn About Safety Chuggington child activity book in English and Spanish
The W.H.A.L.E. card has a two sided combo handout that includes an informational label for parents to fill out and adhere to their child's car seat. This provides EMS with the child's information in the event of a crash.
Child Restraint - Installation
Safe Kids Worldwide recently launched a new Child Passenger Safety site to assist caregivers with car seat installation.
Installing rear-facing, forward-facing, compares seat belt vs. boosters, using locking and belt-shortening clips, etc.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a new smart-phone application (ITunes only) to help parents ensure that their kids are buckled up as securely as possible on every trip.
NHTSA Car Seat Recommendations One Page Flyer
FLHSMV Car Seat Rack Card - Which seat is best for you? - English and Spanish
Child Restraint - Manufacturers
The Safe Kids Resources page containing a list of child restraint manufacturers.
With the Buy American Act on most grant funds, where a car seat is made is more important than ever.
Websites and phone numbers for all major car seat manufacturers, courtesy of SafetyBeltSafe.
Request a manufacturer speaker; view schedule of CPS conferences and harmonized manufacturer usage statement.