Tag: Children

  • August 23rd, 2021

As parents, caregivers, teachers, school administrators, and school transportation safety professionals prepare for the return to school the health and safety of our children is the highest priority. This school year, back to school preparation for our children looks very different and it’s easy to forget about transportation safety amidst these other thoughts and concerns. […]

  • August 11th, 2021

With more families at home right now, your daily routine may be looking a little different. To help keep your youngest family members and charges safe, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to make sure parents and caregivers are up to speed on the dangers of vehicle heatstroke. NHTSA […]

  • August 3rd, 2021

You’ve spent hours researching safe cars and car seats, and finally selected the right choices for your family. You’ve even had your car seat inspected at an inspection station to make sure you installed it correctly. But did you know there are other dangers in and around your vehicle that could seriously harm or even […]

  • May 3rd, 2021

883 children have died due to vehicular heatstroke since 1998. Yet, all these deaths could have been prevented. Sadly, these are the statistics as of April 29, 2021 (https://www.noheatstroke.org/index.htm): National average of child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998: 38 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2021: 1 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2020: 24 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2019: […]

  • February 9th, 2021

Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That’s why it’s so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Follow these important steps to […]

  • June 23rd, 2020

The 2016 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey used address-based sampling with a multi-mode methodology to produce nationally representative estimates of self-reported behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge related to various motor vehicle occupant safety topics among United States adults 18 and older. The current volume is third in a series of four volumes describing the survey and […]

  • June 9th, 2020

This Research Note provides information on fatalities to people of all ages and children 14 and younger, in particular, who were involved in “motor vehicle non-crash incidents” (herein referred to as “non-crash incidents”) over the four-year period: 2008 to 2011. The data on such incidents was obtained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through […]

  • June 2nd, 2020

This July is National Child Heatstroke Prevention Month. 851 children have died due to vehicular heatstroke since 1998, but all of these deaths could have been prevented. These are the statistics as of May 28, 2020: Child heatstroke fatalities in 2020: 2 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2019: 52 Child heatstroke fatalities in 2018: 53 Child […]

  • May 7th, 2020

A parent’s priority is always to keep their child safe, and that includes making sure they are in the right car seat for their age and size, and to make sure that car seat meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs). Through a concerned law enforcement officer, we learned about a vehicle seat on the market […]