Child Passenger Safety
Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States.1 But many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.2
Director's View Blog: Mom, why do I still have to sit in this “baby” car seat?
My sons, Jason and Kenny, are now 17 and 21 and when I think back about their infant and toddler car seat experience, I think about how far we have come in addressing traffic safety issues...
Color Me Safe Coloring Book
Color Me Safe is a coloring book designed for children ages four to seven. Color Me Safe can help parents and teachers talk with children about safety at home and on the go!
Protect the Ones You Love: Road Traffic Injuries
In an effort to raise parents' awareness about the leading causes of child injury in the United States and how they can be prevented, CDC launched the "Protect the Ones You Love" initiative. Parents can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. Information is available in English and Spanish.
Child Passenger Safety Podcasts
- Restrain Your Children This podcast encourages proper use of safety seats and seat belts to help protect children from serious injury or death as a result of motor vehicle accidents. (9/22/2011)
Listen (5:19) Listen (0:59)
- Buckle ‘em Up In the U.S. in 2007, more than 600 children under age eight were killed and over 75,000 were treated for injuries suffered in a crash. In this podcast, Dr. Arlene Greenspan discusses the importance of child safety seats in motor vehicles. (9/10/2009)
Listen (3:56) Listen (0:59)
- Protect the Ones You Love From Road Traffic Injuries This podcast, developed as part of the Protect the Ones You Love initiative, discusses steps parents can take to help protect their children from road traffic injuries, one of the leading causes of child injury. (12/10/2008)
- Are We There Yet? Parents should be concerned about the safety of children in vehicles. Dr. Arlene Greenspan discusses correct methods of securing children in child safety seats. (9/18/2008)
Listen (3:51) Listen (0:59)
Get email updates
To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC–INFO