Child Passenger Safety
Lifesavers: CIRP Shares Engineering Behavioral and Community-based Research to Protect Child Occupants
February 20, 2014The Lifesavers Conference (Nashville, April 27-29, 2014) provides tremendous continuing education around child passenger safety (CPS) through its Occupant Protection for Children track. My colleague from SafeKids Worldwide, Lorrie Walker, and her committee have worked to assemble the most current information on CPS over 13 different workshops and six pre-conference workshops. Read about what CIRP@CHOP will be presenting in four of these workshops.
January 16, 2014Although some parents use car seat aftermarket products such as head cushions or car seat covers, these items are not evaluated under the same federal safety standard as a child restraint system and can even void the car seat's warranty.
December 30, 2013
Historically, there has been limited research on the child passenger safety practices of mother versus father drivers.
December 3, 2013Most childhood injuries– unintentional and intentional-- are preventable through evidence-based public health policies, awareness and education, as well as practical engineering and technology solutions. But this action requires translational research. And this research relies on concerned citizens and members of industry, like you, that care about children’s health and well-being. Choose to support child injury prevention when you support #Giving Tuesday.
October 29, 2013A recently published research article seemingly contradicted a body of research supporting belt-positioning booster seats as protective for children in crashes, suggesting instead a higher risk of injury to the neck and thorax for children in boosters as compared to belts alone. Upon further review, there were several methodological concerns with the study, highlighting the significance of taking a critical look at new research, particularly that which contradicts many studies before it.
October 17, 2013Although a recent New York Times article on child restraint system misuse cautioned that car seat manufacturers and automakers do not collaborate on safety solutions, this partnership is thriving through CIRP@CHOP's Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS).