About Us

About Us

Traffic Injury Prevention Program

Focus Areas

  • Child Restraint Systems (Car Seats and Belt-Positioning Booster Seats)
  • Seat Belts
  • Air Bags
  • Bicycle
  • Pedestrian
  • School Bus
  • Young Drivers and Teen Passengers
  • Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs


TIPP maintains the 1-800-CAR BELT telephone line to respond to Pennsylvania inquiries regarding transportation safety issues.

Contact TIPP for questions on:
  • Recalled Car Seats
  • Car Seat Fitting Stations / Community Events
  • Information on PA Traffic Laws
  • Questions on the Correct Use of Child Restraints and Installation (Seat Belts and LATCH)
  • Scheduling Educational Programs
  • Where to Attend:
    • The National Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Training
    • The Child Passenger Safety Renewal Class
    • The TIPP Child Passenger Safety Technical Update Class
  • Questions on Special Needs Car Seats

Available Resources


Educational materials developed by TIPP cover a range of traffic safety areas.  These areas include: child passenger safety, air bag safety, school bus safety, transporting children with special health care needs, pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, youth driving safety.

Materials include Pennsylvania law regarding child passenger safety (car seats and seat belts), and best practice recommendations for keeping children safe in and around vehicles. 

Loan Program

TIPP works closely with PennDOT to support the network of loan programs located across Pennsylvania.  TIPP is available to provide educational programs and materials to assist families in selecting and using the appropriate car seat, booster seat, or seat belt.  Fines collected from child passenger safety law violations are used to provide car seats to the loan programs.

Technical Assistance

TIPP maintain the statewide “800” line to answer traffic safety questions.  TIPP provides technical assistance to parents on transportation safety issues such as: Pennsylvania laws, car seat installation in passenger cars and school buses/vehicles, transporting children with special health care needs, pedestrian and bicycle safety rules of the road, fitting bicycle helmets, and other areas of traffic safety.

Organization: Since 1984, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has operated the Traffic Injury Prevention Project (TIPP) under contract with PennDOT. TIPP plans and implements a comprehensive highway safety program providing educational trainings, technical assistance, and serves as a resource throughout Pennsylvania. TIPP provides the most up-to-date and accurate information available concerning traffic safety.

TIPP is a statewide project focused on traffic safety issues for children birth to 21 years. Topics include bicycle, school bus, pedestrian, seat belts, car seats, transportation of children with special health care needs, and underage drinking. TIPP provides print materials, video loan library, training and technical assistance, and management of the PA Car Seat Loan Program.

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