Parent and Caregiver Resources
Would you like your childs safety seat checked for proper installation? For a fitting station visit your region's highway safety page by clicking on the map
or by opening the complete list here.
Child Safety Seat Identification Stickers
If a crash should occur, and the parent or caregiver is unconscious or fatally injured, these stickers
ensure rapid identification of small children in car seats or boosters in the event of an emergency.
The parent or caregiver is encouraged to fill out the information on the sticker and place it on
the right front corner (child's right) under the cushion or center back of the child's safety seat.
The two small round stickers should be visibly placed on both sides of the seat. To obtain these
stickers email CPS Coordinator, Charlie Kesssel at Charles.A.Kessell@wv.gov.
Proper Child Safety Seat Installation
Click here, for detailed recommendations and instructions.
Choosing the Right Seat for Your Child
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, three out
of four kids are not as secure as they should be. Click here for a NHTSA guide on choosing the
right car seat.
For information on occupant protection of all ages, including WV laws regarding adult and child
passenger safety, click here.
Additionally, you may want to check out Parents Central, a gateway to information and resources
for keeping your kids safe when they are on the move.
Important News & Links for Parents
- Check out the new website Parents Central. It's a gateway to information and resources for keeping your kids safe when they are on the move. Here you will find answers to the most common questions you may have – whether you’re buying their first car seats or handing your teen their first sets of car keys. Should you let your kids walk to school? What about bikes or the big yellow school bus? How safe is my car?
- AAA Survey Reveals "Boost" in Car Seat Compliance - American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) updated car seat recommendations, a AAA survey reveals that outreach efforts are working and parents are getting the message. Click here to read more.
- BRITAX is recalling 14,220 Chaperone Infant Child Restraint Systems produced from September 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011. The harness adjuster can detach from the seat shell.
- More than 192,000 GM and Isuzu midsize pickup trucks have been recalled due to safety concerns when installing child restraints. It’s been reported by NHTSA that owners cannot access the top tether child seat anchor for the center of the front seat. In addition the owner’s manual does not contain instructions on how to properly use the top anchor. NHTSA also noted that the lack of access to the top tether anchor and lack of instructions could result in the child restraint being improperly installed, increasing the risk of injury or death in a crash. To date, no injuries or crashes have been reported. Click here for the full story.
- Sticking Release Button May Allow Safety Harness Straps to Loosen The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced that Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) is recalling 794,247 child safety seats because the harness locking and release button does not always return to its locked position. A button that is not in the locked position can allow the harness adjustment strap to slip back through the adjuster as a child moves around in the seat and results in a loose harness, increasing the risk of being injured a crash. Click here for the full story.
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