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.
Buying a Safer Car. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)– From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States Department of Transportation.
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 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.
Car Seat Safety & Misuse VIDEOS from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristies Law– Pursuing Justice for Innocent Victims of Pursuit
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.
Missouri Children’s Trust Fund License Plate Program – You can help prevent child abuse by proudly displaying the official Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) license plate on your vehicle. CTF plates feature the distinctive child’s green hand prints logo & a ‘prevent child abuse’ message.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STUDY OF TEMPERATURES IN ENCLOSED VEHICLES– Every year dozens of children tragically die due to hyperthermia (heatstroke) 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.
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.
The Trauma Foundation– The Trauma Foundation is committed to reducing injuries and injury deaths by focusing on policy development and policy advocacy.