In Safety Seats (KISS) is a state-wide, program funded through the Maryland
Highway Safety Office. Our mission is
to reduce injuries and death among Maryland’s children by helping people to
obtain and use car seats and booster seats correctly each time a child rides in
a motor vehicle.
vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injuries and death among
children 5-16 years old in the United States (https://www.cdc.gov/injury/images/lccharts/leading_causes_of_death_age_group_2016_1056w814h.gif)
In 2016, 12 children
under age 16 were killed and 3,808 were seriously injured as child passengers
in Maryland (CODES, 2016).
on car seat inspection summaries, in FFY17, almost 84% of the car seats
inspected in Maryland have some sort of misuse. Misuse may include: children
riding in the wrong type of car seat, car seats that are not correctly
installed in the vehicle or using car seats that have been recalled, broken,
expired or been in a crash.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464