Child Passenger Safety Tools

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP offers a complete library of car seat education materials for child passenger safety practitioners, parents, and advocates. Resources can be accessed below and include videos, fact sheets, illustrations, charts and reports.

Updated Tool: CPS Police Tip Card

This pocket-sized tip card has just the basics about CPS-- with room for you to customize it with your state's traffic code. Then cut, fold, laminate and distribute the tip cards to law enforcement officers to carry with them. Many in law enforcement feel that lack of knowledge prohibits them from writing citations and warnings or providing guidance during a routine traffic stop. Originally distributed to law enforcement in 2007 in partnership with the Governors Highway Safety Association, it has been updated to reflect current AAP recommendations.

Child Passenger Safety Tip Card for Police

A Guide to the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) Recommendations

The AAP has revised its recommendations for keeping children safe in vehicles. We provide multimedia materials explaining the research behind these changes and what parents need to know to keep their children safe as motor vehicle passengers.

Car Seat Safety for Kids Website

CIRP hosts the Car Seat Safety for Kids website to provide car seat education and help children stay safe in motor vehicles. The website, with most content available in both English and Spanish, offers interactive Car Seat Safety By Age videos to help parents select and install the proper restraint system for their child. The site also includes information for expectant parents, parents of premature babies and babies with medical conditions, educational resources for CPS technicians, and more.

Videos

Interactive videos for parents and educators are available in both English and Spanish on CHOP’s Car Seat Safety for Kids website. For additional videos on child passenger safety and car seat education, please visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Child Passenger Safety Reports

Download reports on the state of child passenger safety research, intervention and policy for educational purposes.

Charts and Images

Child passenger safety data provide a scientific foundation for legislative action and have been utilized in state and federal initiatives focused on strengthening child occupant restraint laws. The charts and images featuring relevant data can be downloaded and enlarged for use in advocating for stronger laws and appropriate restraint use.

Educational Illustrations

The Center has created a series of 37 educational illustrations, with descriptions in English and Spanish, to help demonstrate proper restraint use for a variety of ages, sizes, vehicle types, and restraint types. Use these illustrations for car seat education to enhance presentations, fact sheets, and brochures with accurate depictions of vehicle safety features, restraint types, and correct vs. incorrect restraint use. Convenient indexes also are available for reference.

Educational Fact Sheets

Download these single-page, black-and-white, photocopier-friendly educational tools designed in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics for distribution and use in pediatric practices. They address the many questions parents and caregivers may have about car seat education, including safe seating positions for children, use of belts and tethers, safe cars for families, correct belt-positioning booster seat use, transitioning children to adult seat belts, and helping teens to be smart passengers.

These fact sheets are also available in Spanish:

Legislative Fact Sheet- Using Evidence to Close Gaps In Laws: Good Policy Protects Child Passengers

Advocates can download this four-color, double-sided quick-reference fact sheet to illustrate the importance of laws requiring use of child restraints (such as boosters) to age 8 and rear seat placement up to age 13, as well as seat belt laws that cover all seating positions in a vehicle. It's a handy tool to use in presentations or for state legislative hearings.

Fotonovela

This Spanish-language fotonovela was developed as an educational tool to promote booster seats among Latino communities.