Our Mission Statement
KidsAndCars.org, a 501 (c)(3) national nonprofit is dedicated to saving the lives of children and pets in and around motor vehicles.
Vehicle-related accidents are the #1 killer of children in the United States. Almost all of these tragedies are preventable. There is a significant opportunity to protect children and pets by focusing efforts on keeping them safe in and around vehicles through risk identification, engineering changes, and education.
KidsAndCars.org is devoted to eliminating vehicle-related risks to children and pets through data collection, research and analysis, public education and awareness programs, policy change, product redesign and supporting families to channel their grief into positive change. Our organization has a special focus on everyday events referred to as “nontraffic incidents” which includes being run over in parking lots or driveways, hot car deaths, carbon monoxide poisoning, car theft with children/animals inside, falls, knocking cars into gear, drowning from not being able to exit a submerged vehicle, underage drivers, power window strangulation, trunk entrapment, etc.