Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child Passenger Safety

CChIPS Kicks Off 2020-2021 Research Year

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) proudly announces a new portfolio of research projects, voted on during the first-ever virtual meeting.

Research Update on Marijuana and Driving

Read more for a research update on marijuana use and driving, including crash rates in states where marijuana has been legalized for recreational use.

New Resource Alert: Updated Rear-Facing Car Seats Video

Watch a new video, updated based on best practice recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, that helps parents and caregivers choose and install the appropriate rear-facing car seat for their infant or toddler.

Child Passengers and Autonomous Vehicles: An International Perspective

With autonomous driving systems (ADS) becoming more prevalent on our roadways, the child safety community considers how these advancements uniquely impact children and adolescents. Read key takeaways from an international workshop that defined priorities in research, product design, and information/communication.

Read the 2019 CChIPS Annual Report

The Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has released its 2019 Annual Report highlighting research projects funded through the consortium for the 2018-2019 project year.

Movement and Safety of Child Passengers During Pre-Crash Avoidance Maneuvers

Biomechanics Research Scientist Valentina Graci, PhD summarizes the Motion and Muscle Activation of Young Volunteers in Evasive Vehicle Maneuvers project that she is presenting at the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Annual Conference.

Human Factors and Automated Vehicles

Learn about new Human Factors research recently presented at the sixth Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, Florida.