• Funded through Federal 402 Highway Safety Funds via the PENNDOT

2020 School Transportation Webinar / Teleconference

Selecting the Right Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems for Safe School Transportation

Date: March 25, 2020

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Join your colleagues by webinar and/or telephone for a presentation and discussion with:

    Kristen Urso, Southwest Regional Outreach Coordinator, PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project 

    Moderator: Shellie Harter, School Bus Safety Manager, PA Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing

Webinar link and dial in number will be emailed prior to the event.

Intended Audience: School Transportation Personnel, Special Education Personnel and CPS Technicians

The presentation will provide information on the appropriate child safety restraint systems for all children who ride the school bus. Further discussion will illustrate how these safety devices enhance the protection provided by compartmentalization. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Charlie Vits has played a significant role in developing school bus seats with lap and shoulder belts as well as add-on, portable child restraints for school buses. He has contributed to industry training materials, including the Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems on School Buses National Training and the Safe Ride News School Bus Safety Handbook.

Objectives:

  • Discuss Pennsylvania laws and NHTSA recommendations concerning child passenger safety during school transportation.
  • Discuss transporting infants, toddlers and pre-school age children in school buses and school vehicles.
  • Describe the child restraint selection options for safe school transportation.

This Webinar has been pre-approved for 1 CPS CEU toward CPS recertification.

If you would like to order materials, please visit our online resource center here or call 1-800 CAR BELT. 

- To register online click here.  A registration form, provided below, can be completed and submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent by FAX to 484-446-3036.

 - To complete the request for CEUs toward CPS re-certification on-line click here. The CPS CEU request form, provided below, can be completed

and submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent by FAX to 484-446-3036.

To listen to the Selecting the Right Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems for Safe School Transportation Webinar Recording, click here.