Safety & Technology Links

  • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety– An alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America’s roads safer.
  • Safe Ride News Publications– Provides in-depth, up-to-date information on the complex subject of child passenger protection and related traffic safety issues. As publisher of the industry’s independent newsletter, Safe Ride News, it has been a national resource for reliable child passenger safety news and information for over 25 years.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention– Monitors trends in injuries in the United States, conducts research to better understand risk factors, and evaluates interventions to prevent these injuries.
  • Buying a Safer Car. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)– From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline– 1-800-424-9393 The toll-free Auto Safety Hotline can provide information on recalls, record information about safety problems, and refer you to the appropriate government experts on other vehicle-related problems. You can even request information mailed to you within 24 hours of your call at no charge.
  • Safety Belt Safe USA- Is your child’s car seat safe? More than 95% of the car seats checked by Safety Belt Safe U.S.A are being used incorrectly. Don’t’ take a chance with your child’s life! Safety Belt Safe U.S.A. offers a car seat checkup online.
  • The Center for Auto Safety– Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country. CAS has a small budget but a big impact on the auto industry. With less than half what General Motors spends on a single Super Bowl commercial, CAS has taken on the auto giants and won for consumers.
  • Car Safety Dot Org– Car Safety Dot Org strives to provide parents with information on the selection and safe installation of child safety restraints, including carseats, as well as car safety.
  • C.A.R.S.– A national, award winning, non-profit auto safety and consumer advocacy organization working to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect consumers from auto-related fraud and abuse.
  • Car Seat Safety & Misuse VIDEOS from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • STUDY OF TEMPERATURES IN ENCLOSED VEHICLES– Every year dozens of children tragically die due to hyperthermia (heat stroke) after being left unattended in cars, trucks and vans. The initial phase of this study will be to monitor the actual temperatures inside a vehicle under a variety of meteorological circumstances.
  • Injuries and Deaths Among Children Left Unattended in or Around Motor Vehicles (CDC)
  • Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety (CDC)
  • Prevention Institute– A non-profit national center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. Primary prevention means taking action to build resilience and to prevent problems before they occur.
  • The Trauma Foundation– The Trauma Foundation is committed to reducing injuries and injury deaths by focusing on policy development and policy advocacy.
  • EPIC Medics– EPIC “Eliminate Preventable Injuries of Children” Medics is a nonprofit organization of Paramedics, EMTs, Firefighters, and many others, whose primary goal is to integrate Emergency Medical Services and injury prevention in partnerships with other public and private organizations and agencies.
  • The Zoie Foundation– A non-profit organization formed to tackle the lesser-known dangers which threaten the lives of children and devastate families.
  • Childsafety.com– Childsafety.com (Parent’s Helper) is listed on the FIRST PAGE of most major search engines under child safety signs etc. By exchanging links we will share worthwhile and informative resources to protect and raise safe, healthy and happy kids!
  • Injury Free Coalition for Kids– Imagine an injury-free world where children live, grow and play safely. This is our goal. We hope to decrease childhood injuries by creating safe environments, creative and fun activities for children with positive role models. In addition, safety education and research are important components of the network activities.
  • I Promise Program– The I Promise Program is designed to reduce the risk of youth related car crashes and relies on parents as role models by entering into a family contract with their young driver for safe and responsible use of the car.
  • The Children’s Safety Network– The CSN’s National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center is located at Education Development Center, Inc., in Newton, Massachusetts. We provide resources and technical assistance to maternal and child health agencies and other organizations seeking to reduce unintentional injuries and violence to children and adolescents. We are one of four Children’s Safety Network Resource Centers funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • SafeChild.net– SafeChild.net is a project of the Consumer Federation of America Foundation (CFAF). CFA Foundation was founded in 1972 as a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3), research and education organization that compliments the work of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The mission of CFAF is to provide information to the public on consumer issues, assist state and local organizations, and conduct research projects. Child safety and health is an important part of this mission, and CFAF and CFA both have a long history of educating the public on child safety and public health issues.
  • 4 R Kids Sake– A non profit organization whose mission is to protect our children from preventable injuries and death in and around cars through: Awareness, Education, Legislation, and Prevention.
  • A License Plate for People with a Passion– For the first time, a new specialty license plate lets you use any one of four symbols to create a message. Tell the world how great your husband, wife, son or daughter is. Use your car or truck to make a personal statement. And, don’t forget, 100% of our renewal money goes to injury prevention programs for children in California.
  • Kids in Danger– Kids in Danger is dedicated to protecting babies and young children from defective products, through the effective removal of potentially deadly nursery equipment from circulation, the promotion of strict safety standards among manufacturers, and the development of legislative oversight.
  • Save A Life Foundation– When Carol Spizzirri’s daughter was involved in a fatal car accident, this mother of three learned that her life might have been saved if the police officers first to arrive at the scene had known how to render prompt basic first aid. Carol founded the Save A Life Foundation (SALF) to prevent this tragedy from happening to someone else. Visit this important “Lifesaving” website to learn more about this dedicated team who promote the SALF life saving mission.
  • The Danny Foundation– The Danny Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986 to help prevent unintentional injuries, conduct research, and provide the much needed leadership to set regulatory standards for safe nursery products.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children– NCMEC serves as a focal point in providing assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about way to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.
  • Parenthood.com– Everything you ever needed or wanted to hear about parenthood, organized by subject. Get your questions answered here!
  • Maternal Child and Health Bureau– MCHB continues to provide its leadership, partnership, and resources to advance the health of all our Nation’s mothers, infants, children and adolescents-including families with low-income levels, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care.
  • Kristies Law– Pursuing Justice for Innocent Victims of Pursuit
  • POP-A-LOCK– Through its Emergency Car Door Unlocking (EDU) Program, has rescued over 45,000 children trapped in locked vehicles. POP-A-LOCK is proud to support Kids And Cars in their efforts to keep children safe.
  • Instant Amber– A child safety service that securely stores time-critical information that can be immediately provided to law enforcement in an emergency.
  • Home Safety– Learn how to keep your family safe in and around the home with Secure Zone Safety.
  • Smart Safety Solutions– Offers information, tips, and advice about safety at home and at work.
  • Children’s Hospital of Oakland, Preventing Child Injuries– We want to keep your child safe! Families and healthcare professionals will find a comprehensive directory of reliable injury prevention resources; up to date car seat installation videos in both English and Spanish; as well as many other informational videos to help keep children safe. Find out how to sign up for the OUCH mobile text campaign; download educational materials free such as Keeping Safe from Injury and Keeping Safe from Injury for Children with Special Needs. By pushing the “Ask the Expert” button you may ask specific questions about child safety that will be answered by an injury prevention expert from the Childhood Injury Prevention Network-Bay Area. Expert’s bios may be viewed on the website.
  • Safe Ride 4 Kids – Offers innovative car safety products like the Tummy Shield and RideSafer Travel Vest.