Child Passenger Safety Week 2018

“Safe Families Buckle Up”

Child Passenger Safety Week 2018

“Safe Families Buckle Up”

Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23-29, 2018 raises awareness of the importance of children being correctly secured in the appropriate car seat or seat belt for a child’s age, weight, height, and developmental needs. The campaign is dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible – every trip, every time. Each day, too many children are secured in the wrong car seats, ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or ride completely unbuckled. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children. In 2016, on average, nearly two (2) children were killed every day while riding in cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans. Car seats, booster seats and seat belts make a significant difference during a crash.

Child Passenger Safety Week 2018 Planner

Child Passenger Safety Week 2018 Planner: This resource has child passenger safety information to use as you plan and promote your community activity. The planner provides child safety seat and seat belt statistics, a sample press release, best practice child passenger safety messages based on the “Five Steps for Correct Use”, educational resources, and a synopsis of Pennsylvania’s Occupant Protection law addressing child passengers. The final page has information registering your community car seat check event so it will be included in the statewide list of events submitted to PennDOT and NHTSA. All submitted events will be posted on the NHSTA and TIPP website.

Download a PDF file of the 2018 Child Passenger Safety Week Planner here.

Register your Child Passenger Safety Week 2018 event online!

Please join Pennsylvania in observing Child Passenger Safety Week 2018. Register your car seat check event scheduled during the week of September 23rd – 29th. Registered car seat check events will be shared and advertised through media releases and posted on the NHTSA and PA TIPP websites. Community events can be registered by completing the registration form found on the last page of the Child Passenger Safety Week 2018 Planner or online through the link below. TIPP does not need to be involved in the community car seat check events; we are merely compiling a list of all events to share with PennDOT, NHTSA and statewide community partners. If you are interested in receiving a list of events being held throughout Pennsylvania, please email to request the list.

Click here to register your event online.

Submit your Child Passenger Safety Week 2018 event data online!

Thank you for educating families on the correct selection and use of child restraints during Child Passenger Safety Week 2018. Your efforts have helped to keep Pennsylvania’s children safe while traveling on our roadways. Please share your results with us so your efforts can be documented. Please submit your event data by October 5th, 2018. PA TIPP will be compiling these results into a list and submitting them to PennDOT and NHTSA. We would like to collect the data from all events conducted during Child Passenger Safety Week to accurately recognize and record the time and effort dedicated to protecting children in communities across Pennsylvania. Record your event data online through the link below or complete the data collection form found on the last page of the Child Passenger Safety Week 2018 Planner and submit your results to

Click here to submit your event data online.

Request Child Passenger Safety Materials for your event

Educational materials offer parents and caregivers the information needed to become knowledgeable about child passenger safety best practice recommendations for the selection and use of car seats, belt-positioning booster seats, and seat belts.  Materials can be ordered by calling 1-800-CAR-BELT, or by emailing To receive educational materials for Child Passenger Safety Week, please submit your request by September 10th. Requests made after September 10 will be filled, but we cannot guarantee you will receive them in time for your event.

Click here to request child passenger safety materials.

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