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Print resources

Car Seat Checkup: Top 5 Things to Do
www.safekids.org/assets/docs/for-media/car-seat-checklist.pdf
To help parents ensure their child seats are installed and used correctly, take 15 minutes to conduct an at-home checkup using the following downloadable checklist.

Childhood Injury: Cost and Prevention Facts - Child Safety Seats: How Large are the Benefits and Who Should Pay?
www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/sites/childrenssafetynetwork.org/files/child_safety_seats_childhood_injury_cost_prevention.pdf
This fact sheet summarizes a study of total cost savings of child safety seats. It also outlines incentives for involving insurers in the distribution of child safety seats.

"Choose the Right Seat" Campaign from Parent Central
www.safercar.gov/parents/TRS/toolkit.htm
This webpage has information on car seat and booster seat basics, installation tips, how to secure your child, instructional videos, a pregnant woman's guide to buckling up, and a toolkit which in¬cludes PSAs, posters, and other materials.

Buckle Up Kids
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/educational-materials/Documents/CPS-Buckle-Up-Kids-Brochure.pdf
How to choose the right child safety restraint and use it right.

Buckle Up With Bucky
http://www.buckleupbucky.com/
A new curriculum targeted at children ages four to eight. Available through the Red River Valley Safe Communities Coalition, Bucky's storybook and sing-a-long theme song teach kids why they should buckle up every time they go for a ride. The Bucky video and growth chart help reinforce the seat belt safety message.

Child Passenger Safety - 4 Steps For Kids Postcard
http://www.chp.ca.gov/community/pdf/4_steps_for_kids.pdf
How to save a child from injury or death by following four child passenger safety steps.

Don't Skip a Step
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/educational-materials/Documents/CPS-DontSkip-English-Brochure.pdf
Don't Skip a Step – Spanish
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/educational-materials/Documents/CPS-DontSkip-English-Brochure.pdf
Don't Skip a Step - Somali
https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/educational-materials/Documents/CPS-DontSkip-Somali-Brochure.pdf
An informational brochure on child passenger safety.

Get There! Your Guide to Traffic Safety
http://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/traffic/GetThere.pdf
Engaging and practical tips for drivers and passengers of all ages.

Play It Safe: My Traffic Safety Fun Site
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/PlayItSafeWeb/images/PlayItSafe.pdf
Booklet with activities about safety belts, child safety seats and pedestrian, bicycle and school bus safety.

Video / CD resources

Don't Risk Your Child's Life VII (English and Spanish)
Total time: 21 minutes
Automotive safety for children in the 21st century. To order, contact: Shelness Productions, P.O. Box 30456, Winston-Salem, NC 27130; phone: 336-774-0780

Keeping Kids Safe During Crashes: Car Seat and Booster Seat Installation Videos/CD
CD contains five videos from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Web site, www.chop.edu/carseat. The videos show the correct installation of infant and toddler car seats and booster seats, and explain the LATCH system and airbags. (2005)
To order, contact: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: 215-590-1000

Simple Steps to Child Passenger Safety
Total time (3 sections combined): 32 minutes Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians created this car seat installation video guide with separate sections for infants, toddlers and booster-aged kids. Each section stands alone as a concise and complete lesson. (2006)
To order, contact: Living Legacy Productions, Inc. at www.livinglegacyweb.com

Website Resources

AAA
http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/child-safety/safety-seat-guide/
This site provides information and instructional videos on the four stages of car seat use for children, beginning with stage one for newborn infants through stage four, when they're ready for safety belts.

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Car-Safety-Seats-Information-for-Families.aspx
This is an updated guide to car seats and car seat safety from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Elite Car Seats
http://elitecarseats.com/category/car-seats/special-needs-car-seats/
Provides car seat and booster seat comparison charts, a child passenger safety forum and listings of car seats by brand.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
http://www.iihs.org/laws/SafetyBeltUse.aspx
This webpage from IIHS provides information on safety belt laws and child restraint laws, including state-by-state tables and interactive maps.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety
http://www.buckleupkids.state.mn.us/
Contains specific information concerning Minnesota child passenger safety resources and issues.

Minnesota Safety Council
http://www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/family/carseatindex.cfm?L1=70&L2=177
Child Passenger Safety resources and fact sheets.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
National information on education, training, enforcement, outreach and legislation to ensure that all children ages 0-16 are properly restrained in the correct restraint system for their age and size every time they travel in a motor vehicle.

Parents Central
www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats.htm
Contains tools and resources for keeping kids safe in and around cars.

Partners for Child Passenger Safety
www.chop.edu/service/car-seat-safety-for-kids/index.html
Access car seat safety videos, information and tips to help you install the right safety seat for your child.

Safe-a-Rooni - Snappy Safari
http://www.safe-a-rooni.org/Trailblazing/Snappy/
An interactive site hosted by the Minnesota Safety Council that provides activities for both children and adults on properly buckling up.

SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.
http://www.carseat.org
Provides consultation to advocates, parents, business leaders, the media, and professionals working in the fields of health care, traffic safety, and education.

Safe Kids Worldwide
http://www.safekids.org/safety-basics/safety-resources-by-risk-area/car-seats-boosters-seat-belts-/
Provides fact sheets, safety tips, videos and research reports on car seat and seat belt safety for young passengers. .

Seatcheck.org
http://www.seatcheck.org/
Provides a free child safety seat inspection locator service including more than 4,000 local inspection locations staffed by trained and certified child safety seat technicians. The web site and toll-free telephone assistance (1-866-SEAT-CHECK) are available in both Spanish and English. In addition, the Web site offers parents and caregivers other useful information on keeping children safe in motor vehicles. including state's laws regarding child passenger safety.

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