Child Passenger Safety Week Kicks Off
DOT & Safe Kids
Kick Off Child
Passenger Safety Week
September 17: Parents and caregivers reminded to properly use and install child safety seats. NHTSA survey shows parents are making 5 significant mistakes when using car seats and booster seats. It also found that one in five parents do not read any instructions when installing seats.
Check Out New
Guidelines on Restraints
NHTSA child restraint guidelines revised in order to keep pace with the latest scientific and medical research and the development of new car seat technologies.
Where's Baby?
Look Before
You Lock.
NHTSA Campaigns to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children under 14, with at least 33 fatalities reported in 2011 alone.
Think Safe,
Ride Safe,
Be Safe!
Traffic Safety
This campaign from NHTSA and Ludorum, producers of the Chuggington™ television series, provides you tools to help your child walk and ride more safely.
Safety for Life
At the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we work to save lives on our nation's roadways. That includes doing everything we can to keep our children safe on the road. Although we may lead the effort, you are the key to protecting your family. We are here to help.

Welcome to your gateway to information and resources for keeping your kids safe when they are on the move. Here you will find answers to the most common questions you may have – whether you’re buying their first car seats or handing your teen their first sets of car keys. Should you let your kids walk to school? What about bikes or the big yellow school bus? How safe is my car? We can help you with all these answers and many more.


We will continually add to this site and update what we already have. Put us to work for you. Check back to this site often so you can keep up with the latest information and guidelines.

The right seat, for every age, used correctly
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Car Seats
Staying safe when on the move
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On the Move
What to know before you hand over the keys
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At the Wheel
Prevent common dangers like heatstroke and backover
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In and Around the Car

Did you know most people think they're using the right child car seat for their kids ... but they are not?