Child Passenger Safety

Lifesavers Conference Presentations from CIRP@CHOP, April 2-5, 2016

We're looking forward to seeing traffic safety colleagues at Lifesavers. Check out when we'll be presenting.

Rear-Facing Infant Seat vs. Convertible Seat for Children Over Age 1

Consumer Reports now recommends that children restrained using a rear-facing infant seat should be transitioned to a rear-facing convertible seat at age 1. This post explores how CPS Technicians and pediatricians can frame this information for parents and caregivers.

CHOP’s Buckle Up For Life Program Educates on Passenger Safety for the Whole Family

Today, we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from CHOP Trauma Prevention Coordinator Kelsy Stenger on Buckle Up For Life, a community-based passenger safety education program that educates families on critical safety behaviors and provides free child car seats to families in need.

CChIPS Expands its Website

CHOP's Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has expanded its website. Read more about CChIPS' unique research model and the resources you'll find on the website.

Dogs and Driving: Reasons to Restrain Pets in Cars

To drive safely with both people and dogs in tow, here are pet restraint safety guidelines to share based on tenets of human occupant protection.

Disparities in Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rates

An interesting study exploring the trends in inequalities in motor vehicle crash death rates came across my desk yesterday. Study authors suggest multiple factors at the community level could explain increased disparities.

Best Practice for Car and Booster Seats As Your Child Gets Older

A recent Michigan based study reminds us that we need to remain vigilant about proper car seat and booster seat installation for older kids. Read more for resources on helping families learn best practices for child passenger safety in older children.

Remembering Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

While we often link road safety to vehicle safety, more children sustain injuries as pedestrians and bicyclists than as occupants in motor vehicle crashes. As pediatricians, we need to be proactive about teaching “defensive” walking and biking. Read more for discussion tips with with parents.

CChIPS Research Projects Aim to Alleviate Incompatibilities Between Car Seats and Vehicle Seats

Through the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The Ohio State University are investigating incompatibilities between child restraint systems and vehicle seats, and identifying solutions for parents and manufacturers.

NJ's New Child Passenger Safety Law Goes Into Effect Today

As of today, a new (and stricter) child passenger safety law is in effect. Read on for what parents in New Jersey need to know.

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