Child Passenger Safety Information & Resource Guide

Safe Kids Worldwide - CPS Certification Information including your personal profile and contact info, logging seat-check activity, finding update or certification courses, re-certification, on-line CEU links, questions/concerns

1-877-366-8154 (customer service line through PES)
Newsletter: CPS Express!

Maryland Kids In Safety Seats - Statewide CPS technical support/info, consumer helpline, e-mail updates, training and seat check-up event schedules, educational materials, Maryland CPS Advisory Board Co-chair

1-800-370-SEAT (7328)

Maryland Highway Safety Office - Occupant Protection Information including county Community Traffic Safety Program coordinators, educational materials and Maryland CPS Advisory Board Co-chair

Christina Utz, Occupant Protection Coordinator

Safe Kids Maryland State Coalition - Occupant Protection educational materials, information on local Safe Kids coalition coordinators and programs, and other unintentional injury prevention information

Cyndy Wright-Johnson, Safe Kids Maryland State Coalition Coordinator

Maryland EMSC Child Passenger Safety Project - Promotes child passenger safety discharge policies for Maryland hospitals and health care professionals.   Resources available through Web site.

Susanne Ogaitis-Jones, CPS Hospital Project Coordinator

National Child Passenger Safety Board - Information and updates regarding standardized curriculum, certification/re-certification, national issues/concerns, download CPS tech manual, list of child restraint manufacturers

Newsletter: Tech Update

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - CPS and automotive safety information, safety seat and vehicle recalls, auto safety hotline (report defects), free educational materials


Safe Ride News Publications - Most current CPS resource information, educational materials (fee charged)

Publications: Safe Ride News Fact Sheets (updated annually)
LATCH Manual (published every two years)
Safe Ride News (bi-monthly CPS publication)
Safe Ride News Pictorial Guide to Child Safety Restraints

University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center - Free recall list and notification service


Safety Restraint Coalition - 4 page recall list with updates as needed (fee charged)


CPSPList - An informative web list-serve related to Child Passenger Safety. To subscribe, send an E-mail to the list administrator.


Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS) - Child Passenger Safety research conducted in collaboration with State Farm Insurance Companies, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and American Academy of Pediatrics. Research focuses on injury patterns among children, crash and air bag data. Consumer information includes research reports and interactive videos of car and booster seat and LATCH installation. (Copies of article abstracts authored by PCPS researchers)
Publications: CPS Issue Report (archived issues available on-line)

Automotive Safety Program - National leader and expert in transportation of children with special health care needs.


Injury Prevention Literature Update - A weekly listserve with access to research abstracts. Includes transportation issues as well as various injury prevention research articles. E-mail topics can be filtered according to your interests.


- Provides a bi-monthly newsletter "SafetyBeltSafe News" and website for parents and CPS professionals. Latest car seat instructions and update service available online with subscription fee. Produce color "Car Seat Pictorial Guide" to assist with car seat identification.

800-745-SAFE (English) or 800-747-SANO (Spanish)

AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Policy statements and practice guidelines for pediatricians regarding safe transportation for children. Site also contains information for parents of children from birth to 21 years old.