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New Evidence Supports Children Under 2 are Safest Riding Rear-Facing

December 6, 2017
A new study reevaluates the safety benefits of restraining children under age 2 rear-facing versus forward-facing in motor vehicles. Learn what has and hasn't changed when it comes to keeping the youngest child passengers optimally protected.

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Interviews, ROI, and Surprising Results: Read the 2017 CChIPS Annual Report

November 6, 2017
Today, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) released its 2017 Annual Report, featuring snapshots of child safety-focused research projects completed during the 2016-2017 project year.

ICYMI: Golf Carts, Off-Road Vehicles, Lightning Strike, Youth Football, and More

September 29, 2017
Read on for our ICYMI roundup of noteworthy news and articles for September 2017.

Protecting the Smallest Passengers in Motor Vehicles: CPS for Premature Infants

June 28, 2017
What are the special considerations for child passenger safety for low birth weight or premature infants? We explore current best practice recommendations and potential research opportunities to optimize the safety of our smallest passengers.

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Child Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Remain High For Certain States

June 1, 2017

A study recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics sought to describe and explain state- and region-wide variation in pediatric mortality associated with motor vehicle crashes. The study points to real disparities that continue to persist in child passenger safety and can guide states in how to drive down their MVC fatality rates.

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

October 20, 2015
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.

Babies in the Front Seat? Volvo’s New Concept an Interesting Approach, but Not Ready for US Vehicles

August 6, 2015
Last month, Volvo introduced their Excellence Child Seat Concept in Sweden, which reimagines the front seat of passenger vehicles to allow for a restrained, rear-seated child passenger. In the concept, the front passenger seat swivels to aid the parent in securing the child into a child restraint system, and then swivels to position the child rear-facing in the vehicle. The Excellence Child Seat Concept not only illustrates a new idea that designs a vehicle interior around child passengers, but also highlights the differences in child passenger safety best practices between the US and Sweden.

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