Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Task Force

Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Task Force

In the U.S., motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 4 – 12 and the number two cause of death among children ages 1 – 4.

Safe Kids states that child safety seats are extremely effective when correctly installed and used in passenger vehicles, reducing the risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for children ages 1 to 4.  The use of belt-positioning booster seats (for children over 4) lowers the risk of injury to children in crashes by 45 percent compared to the use of adult safety belts alone.

CPS Task Force Activities

  • At monthly child safety seat check events
    • Certified CPS Technicians check your child safety seat for damage, recall, and expiration.
    • You learn how to properly install the child safety seat with the help of a certified CPS Technician.
    • You learn how to safely transport your child in the child safety seat.
    • See our calendar of events for the next car seat check.  To schedule an appointment,  call 402-441-8045.
    • We are proud to sponsor a Safe Kids Fitting Station in partnership with Lincoln Fire & Rescue Station 14. This Fitting Station will increase the capacity to provide safety and education to families in our community. Hours of operation are on our calendar of events.
  • Nebraska’s car seat law updatedbeginning January 1, 2019.  Here is what’s changing, NE Child Safety Seat Law Updates, and here is What does this mean and why is it important?. Booster seat examples. Posters: Rear-facing until age two and Booster seat until age eight
  • Regulation 3-006.10C amended in 2013 for Children’s Services Licensing Under Child Care Centers includes a requirement that child care center staff who transport children attend the three-hour Child Care Transportation Training.  The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that child care staff are able to properly install and use child passenger safety seats in the child care center’s vehicle.  To register, download this Registration Form.
  • CPS Task Force members organize a certification class in the Fall for new technicians and those needing recertification.
    Do you want to become a certified CPS Technician?   Child Passenger Safety Technician Training
  • Car seats normally expire 6 years from the manufactured date.  Look for that date on the bottom of the seat.  If your car seat is expired or has been in a crash, it can be recycled at both Tracy’s Collision Center locations from 8:00 to 5:30 Monday – Friday.  This is a great way to help the environment and make sure unsafe car seats don’t get re-used!  Contact us if you have any questions.
  • Heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle related deaths for children.  Visit www.safekids.org/heatstroke to learn how to protect your family.
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