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Staying Safe In the Car and On the Bus

Whenever you ride in a car, wear your seatbelt every time. Learn more rules about car and bus safety.

Review Date: September 27, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Air Bag Safety

This site offers important information to help you stay safe in a vehicle with air bags.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

CDC Vital Signs Report: Child Passenger Safety

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States — in 2011, more than 3 in 10 children who died in car crashes were not buckled up. Learn how parents, policy makers, and health care providers can help get children buckled up.

Review Date: March 28, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CDC Vitalsigns: Adult Seat Belt Use

Find out what employers, health professionals, parents and caregivers can do to ensure that everyone uses a seat belt on every trip.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Child Car Seat Inspection Station Locator

Find a child car seat inspection station nearest you. Certified technicians will inspect your child car seat, in most cases, free of charge - and show you how to correctly install and use it.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Consumer Complaint Hotline

Complaints can be reported online using these links. Complaints also can be reported via a toll-free hotline, 1-888-DOT-SAFT (1-888-368-7238), Mondays through Fridays.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

File a Complaint - U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

This page connects to a form available to submit vehicle and equipment problems to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration electronically. Complaints can also be filed by phone.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

Learn how to choose the right car seat based on your child’s age and size.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

Safety Recalls - Safecar.gov

Search this database for motor vehicle, tire and child restraint recall alerts via e-mail and RSS.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
U.S. Department of Transportation

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