Reproducible Materials on Child Passenger Safety

 

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Resources for Advocates and Professionals
See also Handouts for Parents

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Item # 

Date 

Title 

Description 

101

10-22-12

Child Passenger Safety Resources and Technical Materials

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

21

8-21-11

How Organizations and CPS Advocates Can Work Together

List of ideas for group activities and outreach to promote CPS

75

3-31-12

Quick Checklist for Safety Seat Misuse

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

89

12-98

Media Watch

Reporting form

406

2-20-14
NEW

Non-English Language Brochures Available from SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.

List of brochures and other materials

412

3-31-12

Child Restraint Checkup Form

For use at checkup events

434 434s

10-13-12

Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for Donor) See also #15, 435, 676, 677, 679.

Documentation to be completed by donor.

434CA 434sCA

10-13-12

Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for California Donor) See also #15, 435, 676, 677, 679.

Documentation to be completed by donor. (California)

434SM

10-13-12

Evaluation Form for Used Safety Seats (for Store Manager). See also #15, 435, 676, 677, 679.

Documentation for thrift shop owner/manager.

435

9-30-12

Car Seat Survey Form for Thrift Shops and Swap Meets. See also #15, 434, 434CA, 434SM, 676, 677, 679.

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

623

2-20-14
NEW

Recommended Criteria for Group Purchase of Child Restraints

List of recommended features for ordering safety seats, writing bids

634p

1-14-11

Try the 5-Step Test Today 

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

653

7-24-07

Safe Rides to Day Care: Guidelines for Child Care Providers

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

654

7-24-07

Child Care Provider Transportation Information Form

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

660

3-21-14
NEW

Carry Handle Positions for Current and Recently Discontinued Infant-Only Seats

Lists authorized handle positions for travel.

661
661s

12-19-13

Child Safety Seat Distribution Programs in Los Angeles County

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

676

3-12-13

Child Safety Seat Recycling in Los Angeles County. See also #15, 434, 434CA, 434SM, 435, 677, 679.

Explanation of seats to be recycled; how and why seats are recycled.

679
679s

3-19-14
NEW

Drop-off Locations for Free Recycling of Child Safety Seats. See also #15, 434, 434CA, 434SM, 435, 676, 677.

Handouts for Parents

Item # 

Date 

Title 

Description 

15
15s

12-16-13

Are Used Car Seats Safe? See also #434, 434CA, 434SM, 435, 676, 677, 679.

Explains why car seats should not bought at garage sales or thrift shops 

58
58s

3-17-13

Air Bag Warning

Why air bags are dangerous for infants and children

109

8-06-13
NEW

Are School Buses Safe?

Recommendations regarding safety  procedures for and purchasing of school buses

173

9-20-13

Automobile Restraints for Children with Special Needs: Quick Reference List

List of products and manufacturers

606 

3-18-12

Shoulder Belt Positioning Devices  

Explains lack of federal standards, possible dangers, alternative products 

624
624s 

2-20-14
NEW

Which is "the best" safety seat for my child? 

Explains how to select restraint to fit child 

627
627s

09-04-13

What is a Booster Seat?

List of Booster Seats

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

629
629s 

2-20-14
NEW

Selecting the Appropriate Safety Seat for Your Child 

Chart for restraint selection 

630
630s 

7-5-10

“Boosters Are For Big Kids” flyer. See below for version with California law (630CA)

5-Step Test with picture showing belt fit with and without booster 

631
631s

12-12-11

Does Your Child Need a Booster Seat?

 

633
633s 

3-4-13

How long should children ride facing the back of the car?
Why is it important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the angle of a rear-facing seat?

Explains risk of severe spinal injury 

635
635s 

6-29-01 

“But my child won’t stay in the car seat!” 

Helpful hints for parents 

646
646s

3-27-12

Warning: Kids at Risk of Strangulation from Loose or Unused Belts

Recommends buckling and locking lap-shoulder belts within reach of child

650
650s

2-27-14
NEW

Choosing the Safest Way for Your Child to Ride

 

651
651s

2-20-14
NEW

Basic Guidelines for Transporting Children Safely

A 1-page chart and tips for restraining infants through teens

652

7-24-07

Safe Rides to Day Care: Guidelines for Parents

How to keep your child safe on every ride.

670
670s

5-14-10

Answering Concerns about Safety Belts

Response to YouTube video "Importance of a 5-Point Harness Carseat"

677
677s

3-08-13
NEW

Recycle Old Child Safety Seats! See also #15, 434, 434CA, 434SM, 435, 676, 679.

Describes recycling programs for Los Angeles County residents.

School and Community Programs

Item # 

Date 

Title 

22

8-21-11

Ideas for PTA Groups to Promote Car Safety for Children

73

3-18-12

Suggestions for Presenting Child Passenger Safety in Your School or Classroom

185 

8-21-11

Ideas to Promote the Buckle-Up Message

634 

2-08-11

5-Step Test form used with Boosters Are For Big Kids curriculum

See also 86

Teacher's Guide: A Positive Approach to Teaching Passenger Safety to Young Children (Bucklebear), 6th ed.

See also 109

Are School Buses Safe?

See also 700

"Boosters Are For Big Kids" Kit. Includes curriculum and video.

Federal Regulations, Guidelines for CPS Laws

Item # 

Date 

Title 

91

3-6-12

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213: Highlights of the Regulation for Child Restraint Systems [full text of FMVSS 213]

622 

9-10-11

LATCH Requirements: Summary of Changes to FMVSS 213 & 225
[full text of FMVSS 225

California Occupant Protection Laws, Violator Programs

New California child restraint law (SB 929) effective 1-1-12
2012 flyer/poster for health and day care facilities to meet requirements of California Vehicle Code and Health Code:
English-Word   English-PDF   Spanish-Word   Spanish-PDF
*Summaries below (6, 99, 445, 630CA) reflect changes effective January 2012.

Item # 

Date 

Title 

6

02-24-13

Summary of California Occupant Protection Laws*
(For traffic safety educators and professionals)

99

8-06-13
NEW

Enforcing California Restraint Laws for Children*
Answers to Common Questions Asked by Law Enforcement Officers

445

4-12-12

Citation Reminder Card (for law enforcement officers)

516 

2-20-14
NEW

“Family Safety in the Car” Program History of the program and how it

works

519 

3-15-12

“Family Safety in the Car” Program Fact Sheet

525 

3-15-12

Responsibilities of Health Departments and the Courts
Regarding the California Child Restraint Law

630CA
630sCA 

2-24-13

New Law Protects California Kids! California Buckle-Up Laws for Parents (This summary meets requirements of Calif. Health and Safety Code)

Text of California Laws(HTML files) 2012 Vehicle Code

Section

Topic

CA Health & Safety Code
1204.3, 1212. 1268, 1596.95

Requirements for hospitals, clinics, and daycare centers

CA Insurance Code 11580.011

CRS replacement insurance

CVC 15620, 15630, 15632

Unattended child in motor vehicle (Kaitlyn's Law)

CVC 21204, 21212

Bicycles

CVC 23116-23117

Pickup trucks

CVC 27302-27317

Safety belts, school buses, used air bags

CVC 27360-27368

Children under 16

CVC 27800-27803

Motorcycles

 

 

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