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Child Safety


Children rely on adults to keep them safe, in and outside of the vehicle, which is why it’s so important to include child safety in a communication plan. We offer communication material related to child passenger safety, including car and booster seats, and pediatric heatstroke prevention. 

Many assets are available in English and Spanish. Share this information with partner organizations to help spread the message across all communities.

Key Dates 

  • May: Heatstroke Prevention Day is May 1.
  • September: Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is September 15-21, 2024, with September 21 highlighted as National Seat Check Saturday.


Car Seats, Boosters & Seat Belts

Resources to help keep children safe in vehicles, this includes car seats, boosters, and seat belts for tweens. Also, get material for Child Passenger Safety Week.

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Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention

Resources to help educate parents and caregivers about the dangers of hot cars, including children getting trapped in an unlocked vehicle, being forgotten or left.

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Child safety facts, stats and reports from NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis

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  • Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children.
  • Every day in 2022, on average, three children under 13 were killed and 429 were injured in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans.
  • A total of 756 children were killed in passenger vehicles in 2022, and over 120,000 were injured.

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