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#1 Under the Radar: A Few Facts About Child Passengers and Impaired Drivers (Last Updated: 4/03/21)

#6 Summary of California Occupant Protection Laws (for traffic safety educators and professionals) (Last Updated: 9/09/19)

#6p Summary of California Occupant Protection Laws (for parents) (Last Updated: 7/12/21)

#6ps Leyes de Seguridad de California para Padres (Last Updated: 2/22/17)

#11 Ideas for Child Care Programs to Promote Car Safety for Children (Last Updated: 8/04/17)

#15 Are Used Car Seats Safe? (Last Updated: 2/25/17)

#15s ¿Son Seguros los Asientos de Seguridad Usados? (Last Updated: 2/25/17)

#21 How Organizations and CPS Advocates Can Work Together (Last Updated: 3/10/17)

#22 Ideas for PTA Groups to Promote Car Safety for Children (Last Updated: 9/08/19)

#58 Air Bag Warning (Last Updated: 1/11/19)

#58s ¡Advertencia Sobre las Bolsas de Aire! (Last Updated: 1/11/19)

#58A Air Bags: Helping Parents Make Tough Choices (Last Updated: 8/21/18)

#58B Air Bag Recall (Last Updated: 3/25/19)

#58Bs Advertencia: Vehículos con Bolsa de Aire Defectuosa (Last Updated: 3/25/19)

#58C Warning: Vehicle Safety Belt Recall (Last Updated: 8/13/21)

#58Cs Advertencia: Retiran del mercado cinturón de seguridad de vehículo defectuoso (Last Updated: 8/13/21)

#73 Suggestions for Presenting Child Passenger Safety in Your School or Classroom (Last Updated: 2/22/17)

#75 Quick Checklist for Safety Seat Misuse (Last Updated: 3/15/17)

#89 Media Report (Last Updated: 3/17)

#91 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213: Highlights of the Regulation for Child Restraint Systems

#99 Enforcing California Restraint Laws for Children: Answers to Common Questions Asked by Law Enforcement Officers (Last Updated: 9/12/18)

#101 Child Passenger Safety Resources and Technical Materials (Last Updated: 1/6/21)

#109 Are School Buses Safe? (Last Updated: 2/22/17)

#173 Automobile Restraints for Children with Special Needs: Quick Reference List (Last Updated: 9/17/20)

#179 List of Recalls and Replacement Parts for Child Restraints (Last Updated: 9/29/21)

#185 Ideas to Promote the Buckle-Up Message (Last Updated: 8/21/11)

#406 Non-English Language Brochures Available from SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. (Last Updated: 9/8/19)

#412 Child Restraint Checkup Form (Last Updated: 4/17/20)

#412s Forma Para Revision de un Asiento de Seguridad (Last Updated: 4/17/20)

#434 Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for Donor) (Last Updated: 3/15/17)

#434s Forma de Evaluación para Asientos de Seguridad Usados (Para Donante) (Last Updated: 8/28/18)

#434CA Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for California Donor) (Last Updated: 2/26/17)

#434sCA Forma de Evaluación para Asientos de Seguridad Usados (Para Donante de California) (Last Updated: 3/15/17)

#434SM Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for Store Manager) (Last Updated: 2/26/17)

#435 Car Seat Survey Form for Thrift Shops and Swap Meets (Last Updated: 9/30/12)

#445 Citation Reminder Card (for Law Enforcement Officers) (Last Updated: 9/17/20)

#460 Ever wonder if it’s worth it to use a crash-tested safety seat for your child? (Last Updated: 8/20/19)

#460s ¿Alguna vez se ha preguntado si vale la pena que su niño use un asiento de seguridad a prueba de choques? (Last Updated: 8/20/19)

#461 Should Adults Use Add-Ons to Adjust Safety Belt Positioning? (Last Updated: 8/20/19)

#461s ¿Deben los Adultos Usar Accesorios Complementarios para Ajustar la Posición del Cinturón de Seguridad? (Last Updated: 8/20/19)

#516 “Family Safety in the Car” Program (Last Updated: 2/20/17)

#519 “Family Safety in the Car” Program Fact Sheet (Last Updated: 2/27/18)

#525 Responsibilities of Health Departments and the Courts Regarding the California Child Restraint Law (Last Updated: 2/01/17)

#606 Shoulder Belt Positioning Devices (Last Updated: 8/21/18)

#622 LATCH Requirements: Summary of Changes to FMVSS 213 & 225 (Last Updated: 2/20/17)

#623 Recommended Criteria for Group Purchase of Child Restraints (Last Updated: 9/09/19)

#624 Which is “the best” safety seat for my child? (Last Updated: 3/12/19)

#624s ¿Cuál Asiento de Seguridad es el “mejor” para mi niño? (Last Updated: 3/12/19)

#627 What is a Booster Seat? List of Booster Seats (Last Updated: 1/24/19)

#627s ¿Qué es un asiento “booster”? (Last Updated: 1/28/19)

#629 Selecting the Appropriate Safety Seat for Your Child (Last Updated: 9/08/19)

#629s Cómo Escoger el Asiento de Seguridad Apropiado para Su Niño (Last Updated: 9/08/19)

#630 “Boosters Are For Big Kids” (Last Updated: 3/11/19)

#630s Los “Boosters” Son Para Niños Grandes (Last Updated: 3/11/19)

#630CA New Law Protects California Kids! California Buckle-Up Laws for Parents (Last Updated: 9/09/19)

#630sCA Ley de Seguridad Para Ninos Pasajeros de California  (Last Updated: 9/09/19)

#633 How long should children ride facing the back of the car? (Last Updated: 3/20/18)

#633s ¿Por Cuánto Tiempo Deben Viajar los Niños Orientados Hacia Atrás del Carro? (Last Updated: 3/20/18)

#634 5-Step Test Form used with Boosters Are For Big Kids Curriculum (Last Updated: 9/11/17)

#634p Try the 5-Step Test Today (Last Updated: 2/22/17)

#635 “But my child won’t stay in the car seat!” (Last Updated: 1/11/19)

#635s “¡Pero mi niño no se queda sentado en la Silla de Seguridad!” (Last Updated: 9/11/17)

 

#646 Warning: Kids at Risk of Strangulation from Loose or Unused Belts (Last Updated: 10/27/20)

#646s Advertencia: Niños en Riesgo de Estrangulamiento por Cinturones Sueltos o sin Usar (Last Updated: 10/27/20)

#650 Choosing the Safest Way for Your Child to Ride (Last Updated: 1/09/19)

#650s Seleccionando la Manera Más Segura de Viajar para su Niño (Last Updated: 1/09/19)

#651 Basic Guidelines for Transporting Children Safely (Last Updated: 11/08/17)

#651s Guía Básica para Transportar a los Niños Seguramente (Last Updated: 11/08/17)

#652 Safe Rides to Child Care (Last Updated: 11/07/17)

#652s Viajes Seguros hacia el Centro de Cuidado de Niños (Last Updated: 11/15/17)

#653 Safe Rides to Day Care: Guidelines for Child Care Providers (Last Updated: 11/07/17)

#653s Viajes Seguros hacia el Centro de Cuidado de Niños (Last Updated: 11/14/17)

#654 Child Care Provider Transportation Information Form (Last Updated: 11/08/17)

#654s Viajes Seguros para quienes ofrecen Cuidado de Niños (Last Updated: 11/08/17)

#655 Why and How to Tether Your Child’s Safety Seat (Last Updated: 4/08/19)

#655s Porqué y Cómo Sujetar el Asiento de Seguridad de su Niño (Last Updated: 4/08/19)

#659 Using the Safety Belt Correctly to Secure a Safety Seat in the Car (Last Updated: 3/01/19)

#659s Uso Correcto del Cinturón de Seguridad para Sujetar El Asiento de Seguridad dentro del Auto (Last Updated: 3/01/19)

#661 Child Safety Seat Distribution Programs in Los Angeles County (Last Updated: 7/16/21)

#661s Programas de Distribución de Asientos de Seguridad para Niños en el Condado de Los Angeles (Last Updated: 7/16/21)

#663 Child Passenger Safety Programs & Resources (Last Updated: 1/25/17)

#664 Protect Young Passengers – Ride Rear Facing (Last Updated: 2/21/18)

#664s Proteja a sus Pasajeros Pequeños – Oriéntandolos Hacia Atrás cuando Viajan (Last Updated: 2/21/18)

#670 Answering Concerns about Safety Belts (Last Updated: 5/14/10)

#670s Answering Concerns about Safety Belts (Last Updated: 5/14/10)

#680 WARNING: Fake and Unsafe Products (Last Updated: 2/09/20)

#680s Advertencia: Productos Falsos e Inseguros (Last Updated: 2/09/20)

5-Step Test Form used with Boosters Are For Big Kids Curriculum (#634)
Air Bag Warning (#58 & #58s)

Why air bags are dangerous for infants and children. In English and Español.

 

Air Bag Recall (#58B & #58Bs)

Airbag recall by part maker Takata on some 2002-2008 cars by at least 33 different car manufacturers. In English and Español.

Air Bags: Helping Parents Make Tough Choices (#58A)

If the decision must be made that a child its up front, who should sit in front of the airbag? Link

Answering Concerns about Safety Belts (#670 & #670s)

Response to YouTube video “Importance of a 5-Point Harness Carseat”. In English and Español.

Are School Buses Safe? (#109)

Recommendations regarding safety procedures for and purchasing of school buses. Link

Are Used Car Seats Safe? (#15 & #15s)

Explains why car seats should not be bought at garage sales or thrift shops. In English and Español.

Automobile Restraints for Children with Special Needs: Quick Reference List (#173)

List of products and manufacturers. Link

Basic Guidelines for Transporting Children Safely (#651 & #651s)

A 1-page chart and tips for restraining infants through teens. In English and Español.

“Boosters Are For Big Kids” Kit (#630 & #630s)

Includes curriculum and video. In English and Espanol

“But my child won’t stay in the car seat!” (#635 & #635s)

Helpful hints for parents. In English and Español.

Car Seat Survey Form for Thrift Shops and Swap Meets (#435)

Helps store managers and advocates evaluate used car seats in store. Link

Child Care Provider Transportation Information Form (#654 & #654s)

Show your commitment to transporting children safely by completing this form and making it available to parents. In English and Español.

Child Passenger Safety Programs & Resources (#663)

A listing of resources from SBS USA available nationally to parents and professionals. Link

Child Passenger Safety Resources and Technical Materials (#101)

Essential materials for Certified Technicians, fitting stations, safety seat checkups; resources for community programs. Link

Child Restraint Checkup Form (#412 & #412s)

For use at checkup events. In English and Español.

Child Safety Seat Distribution Programs in Los Angeles County (#661 & #661s)

Provides agency name, location, contact information, and eligibility for child safety seat distribution programs in Los Angeles County. In English and Español.

Choosing the Safest Way for Your Child to Ride (I#650 & #650s)
Citation Reminder Card (for Law Enforcement Officers) (#445)
Enforcing California Restraint Laws for Children: Answers to Common Questions Asked by Law Enforcement Officers (#99)
Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for California Donor) (#434CA & #434sCA)

Documentation to be completed by donor (California). In English and Español.

Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for Donor) (#434 & #434s)

Documentation to be completed by donor. In English and Español.

Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for Store Manager) (#434SM)

Documentation for thrift shop owner/manager. Link

Ever wonder if it’s worth it to use a crash-tested safety seat for your child? (#460 & #460s)

Helps parents avoid buying a seat not certified to meet federal safety standards. In English and Español.

“Family Safety in the Car” Program (#516)

History of the program and how it works. Link

“Family Safety in the Car” Program Fact Sheet (#519)
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213: Highlights of the Regulation for Child Restraint Systems (#91)
How long should children ride facing the back of the car? (#633 & #633s)

Explains risk of severe spinal injury. In English and Español.

How Organizations and CPS Advocates Can Work Together (#21)

List of ideas for group activities and outreach to promote CPS. Link

Ideas for Child Care Programs to Promote Car Safety for Children (#11)
Ideas for PTA Groups to Promote Car Safety for Children (#22)
Ideas to Promote the Buckle-Up Message (#185)
LATCH Requirements: Summary of Changes to FMVSS 213 & 225 (#622)
List of Recalls and Replacement Parts for Child Restraints
Media Report (#89)
New Law Protects California Kids! California Buckle-Up Laws for Parents (#630CA & #630sCA)

This summary meets requirements of California Health and Safety Code. In English and Español.

Non-English Language Brochures Available from SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. (#406)
Protect Young Passengers – Ride Rear Facing (#664 & #664s)

About California’s new Child Passenger Safety Law requiring children under two to remain rear facing from 1/1/17. In English and Español.

Quick Checklist for Safety Seat Misuse (#75)

A partial list to help parents and law enforcement officers identify obvious misuse. Link

Responsibilities of Health Departments and the Courts Regarding the California Child Restraint Law (#525)
Safe Rides to Child Care (#652 & #652s)

How to keep your child safe on every ride. In English and Español.

Safe Rides to Day Care: Guidelines for Child Care Providers (#653 & #653s)

Protect the children in your care and also protect yourself from liability. In English and Español.

Selecting the Appropriate Safety Seat for Your Child (#629 & #629s)

Chart for restraint selection. In English and Español.

Should Adults Use Add-Ons to Adjust Safety Belt Positioning? (#461 & #461s)

There are products on the market which claim to improve belt fit for pregnant women. We want to share the response we received with its picture of a real crash-test dummy. In English and Español.

Shoulder Belt Positioning Devices (#606)

Explains lack of federal standards, possible dangers, alternative products. Link

Suggestions for Presenting Child Passenger Safety in Your School or Classroom (#73)
Summary of California Occupant Protection Laws (for parents) (#6p & #6ps)
Summary of California Occupant Protection Laws (for traffic safety educators and professionals) (#6)
Try the 5-Step Test Today (#634p)

Form for booster demonstrations using the 5-Step Test; not for checkups. Link

Under the Radar: A Few Facts About Child Passengers and Impaired Drivers
Using the Safety Belt Correctly to Secure a Safety Seat in the Car (#659 & #659s)

To do its job, a child safety seat must be locked against the vehicle seat. If the lap part of the safety belt is not tight or the safety seat slides around on the vehicle seat, a child will not be protected appropriately. In English and Español.

WARNING: Fake and Unsafe Products (#680)

Many fake and unsafe products are being sold, especially online. These products put children’s lives at
risk because they are not safe to use in a crash. In English and Espanol.

Warning: Vehicle Safety Belt Recall (#58C)

In English and Espanol

Warning: Kids at Risk of Strangulation from Loose or Unused Belts (#646 & #646s)

Recommends buckling and locking lap-shoulder belts within reach of child. In English and Español.

What is a Booster Seat? List of Booster Seats (#627 & #627s)

Guidelines for size, fit, and usage; list of belt-positioning boosters with weight ranges and features. In English and Español.

Which is “the best” safety seat for my child? (#624 & #624s)

Explains how to select restraint to fit child. In English and Español.

Why and How to Tether Your Child’s Safety Seat (#655 & #655s)

How does a tether make my child more secure in the car? What is a tether strap? What is a tether anchor? In English and Español.