Child Passenger Safety Resources for Educators and CPS Technicians
You are free to download and distribute these resources for educational, non-commercial use only.
Child Passenger Safety Educational illustrations
This series of 37 educational illustrations, from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP, with descriptions in English and Spanish, will help you demonstrate proper restraint use for a variety of ages, sizes, vehicle types and restraint types. They can be used to enhance presentations, fact sheets, and brochures with accurate depictions of vehicle safety features, restraint types and correct vs. incorrect restraint use. Download convenient indexes to help you easily locate and select the images you need.
PCPS Charts and images
Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS) data, from the the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP, provide a scientific foundation for legislative and educational initiatives, including strengthening state and federal child occupant restraint laws. These charts and images provide clear, accurate visuals you can use in presentations, brochures, handouts and enlarged into posters.
These downloadable reports describe child passenger safety research that is relevant for countermeasure and policy aimed at reducing child crash-related injury and deaths.
- CPS Issue Report: Optimizing the Rear Seat for Children (April 2013) - This report provides specific recommendations for optimizing the rear seat of passenger vehicles to better protect children and adolescents, its most common occupants. A review of the current science suggests bringing front seat safety technologies into the rear seat may reduce the risk of serious injury for rear seated occupants. In addition to engineering solutions, the report also recommends policies and programs to increase rear seat restraint use.
- CPS Issue Report: Developing a Better Child Crash Test Dummy (January 2010) - This report describes cutting-edge work in pediatric biomechanics to develop more accurate child anthropometric test devices, otherwise known as crash test dummies. These advances will save lives, prevent injuries and reduce the economic cost of crashes involving child passengers.
- Child Passenger Safety Fact and Trend Report 2008 - This report is the final in a series providing PCPS and federal data about children involved in US motor vehicle crashes and the injuries suffered in these crashes. Made possible with the generous support of Global Automakers (formerly AIAM), the report includes important data on LATCH and tether use. It also summarizes trends noticed by researchers over the last decade. Printable version (B&W)
- CPS Issue Report: Do Laws Make a Difference (March 2007) - This report discusses the effectiveness of state booster seat laws and primary seat belt laws to increase appropriate restraint use among 4- to 8-year-olds and 13- to 15-year-olds.
- CPS Issue Report: Safe Seating Positions for Children (May 2005) - This report focuses on safe seating positions for children in motor vehicles.
- CPS Issue Report: The Forgotten Child (July 2004) - This report, published in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), focuses on keeping children age 4 to 8 years safe in the car through the use of belt-positioning booster seats.
Please visit the Reports Archive section for access to archived child passenger safety reports.
A guide to the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
In March 2011, the AAP revised its child passenger safety recommendations, with CHOP’s Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE serving as the lead author of the revisions. Be sure to watch a 90-minute webinar delivered by Dr. Durbin to CPS technician instructors discussing the research behind the update. You can also download the presentation from the webinar and the full Policy Statement and Technical Report from the AAP.