Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child Passenger Safety

Human Factors and Automated Vehicles

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

Self-Driving Vehicles and Child Passenger Safety

New research funded by the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) explores what factors come into play when parents decide whether or not to allow their children to ride unaccompanied in an autonomous vehicle.

Announcing the 2019-2020 CChIPS Research Project Portfolio

Learn the topics and objectives of the 11 newly funded projects for the 2019-2020 Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) research portfolio.

Child Passenger Safety During Well-Child Visits

At a recent well-child visit for my infant son, a member of the clinical team asked about our child passenger safety practices. Unfortunately, this isn't always the norm at many practices due to barriers such as limited time during visits and a lack of awareness of best practices.

Flashback Friday -- Global Road Safety Week

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP supports Global Road Safety Week created by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration.

Unrestrained Drivers and Child Passengers

Colleagues at Rush University Medical Center and I recently published an article in Pediatrics describing drivers’ factors related to their young passengers being unrestrained in motor vehicle crashes.

Crash Simulations with a Pediatric Human Body Model

Over the past five years, CIRP engineers have utilized pediatric human body computational models to complement traditional laboratory-based research methods. We are pleased to offer two new simulation videos using the PIPER human body model that illustrate how differences in child passenger safety practices can impact a child’s injury risk in a crash.