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    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)

    E-mail: cps.certification@safekids.org


    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 Chair.


                    1-800-370-SEAT (7328)

                    E-mail: mdh.kiss@maryland.gov


    Maryland Highway Safety Office–Occupant Protection Information including county Community Traffic Safety Program coordinators, and educational materials.

                    Mark Wall, Occupant Protection Coordinator


                    E-mail: mwall1@mdot.state.md.us


    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


                    E-mail: Cwright@miemss.org


    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


                    E-mail: sogaitisjones@miemss.org



    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. Also, contains parents resource center.             


    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.




    University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center–Free recall list on website.


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



    SafetyBeltSafe USA-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)

    American Academy 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.