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April 2017

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month (DDAM)

April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants to empower you to put safety first and Just Drive. Find Resources to share at: www.nsc.org/ddmonth Such as: Sign up for a free NSC Webinar: Driving Distraction-free: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2pm…

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NHTSA DDAM Resources

April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

You've got one job: driving safely. Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves: they’re a danger to everyone else on the road. The national distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness, and education. In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. More statistics on distracted…

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NCPSB Membership Application

April 12, 2017 - June 9, 2017

Thank you for your interest in applying for membership to the National Child Passenger Safety Board (NCPSB). The 2017 application period has begun!  Please click on this link to access the: NCPSB Membership Application and Instructions All applications must be submitted using the online application Applications must be submitted no later than 7pm CT, June 9, 2017 Please read the instructions carefully. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. The NCPSB is accepting applications for the following positions: Child…

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June 2017

#FamilyRoadTrip Twitter Chat

June 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join @NCPSB and Guests for #FamilyRoadTrip Twitter Chat, June 27th at 2pm ET! Thank you to the following Participants and Sponsors: AAA American Academy of Pediatrics Britax Diono Dorel Evenflo FCA UppaBaby National Child Passenger Safety Board  

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September 2017

Child Passenger Safety Week 2017

September 17, 2017 - September 23, 2017

September 17-23, 2017  (Child Passenger Safety Week) / September 23, 2017 (National Seat Check Saturday) Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. Getting safety information and car seat instructions to parents and caregivers is crucial to saving young lives. Find free safety materials (in English and Spanish) to generate awareness about child car safety in your community during…

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December 2017

New Resource: State CPS Coordinator Role

December 31, 2017

The National Child Passenger Safety Board recently created a new resource to help explain the role of a State CPS Coordinator. Link to resource: State CPS Coordinator Role Find your State CPS Coordinator here. Find your state CPS laws here.

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January 2018

Are you ready for CPST Month?

January 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Mark your calendars for National CPST Month! Offer a certification course in May: Help increase the reach of child passenger safety technicians Train some new techs in your local area Help reach the national goal of 100 certification courses being offered across the U.S. during the month of May For more information visit cert.safekids.org

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Seat Belt Safety – Tweens (ages 8-14)

January 4, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Don't Wimp Out / Never Give Up Until They Buckle Up Don't Wimp Out Video NHTSA data show that as children get older they are less likely to want to buckle up. Over the past 5 years, 1,552 kids between the ages of 8 and 14 died in car, SUV and van crashes - of those who died, almost half were unbelted. Parents need regular and salient reminders to consistently ensure seatbelt compliance for themselves and their tween children. The…

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NHTSA Seat Belt Safety for Everyone

January 4, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The Top 5 Things You Should Know About Buckling Up Seat belts save more than 13,000 lives every year. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. During a crash, being buckled up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle. Seat belts are also the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted driving. However, to be effective, you need to know how to use them correctly. NHTSA Seat Belt…

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September 2019

Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 15-21

September 15 - September 21

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. On average, two children under 13 were killed per day in 2016 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, or vans. Use the NHTSA toolkit to download campaign materials and get information on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community. National Seat Check Saturday is…

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