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Child Passenger Safety Week: September 13-19, 2015
Seat Check Saturday: September 19, 2015

To find a 2015 CPS Week Car Seat Check in your area, click here.


CPS Week Order Form
By clicking on the above link, you can order materials to help spread the child passenger safety message in your community. Below you will find examples of some of the FREE materials you can order like posters, and static clings.


Posters:  Got your Back I Got your Back (Spanish) I Buckle Up! I Buckle Up! (Spanish) | Boosters Before Belts | Boosters Before Belts (Spanish)
Ideas for displaying the posters include: local libraries, child care centers, elementary schools, churches, community agencies, etc. These posters were designed to attract the attention of children, parents and other caregivers.


Bookmarks:  Booster Seat |Booster Seat (Spanish) | Ready for the Safety Belt l Ready for the Safety Belt (Spanish) | Take it to the Limit l Take it to the Limit (Spanish)
Bookmarks can be given out at libraries, schools, child care centers, etc. They serve as a great reminder to children and their parents on the importance of car seats and booster seats.


Encouraging local restaurants to use these placemats on their trays during CPS Week is a great way to educate children and parents with this safety message.

More ways to spread the Child Passenger Safety message:


E-Mail Blast

Send out an e-mail blast to co-workers, friends, employees, family, students, clients, etc.


Op-Ed article

This article can be used by submitting it to your local newspaper.


Press Release and Post Release for CPS Checks

The press release should be sent to local media outlets before the CPS check. The post-release should be sent out to local media outlets after the CPS check, announcing results.


Talking Points

The talking points can be used at press events or media interviews that are held before or during CPS Week.


Rear-Facing Myth Sheet English | Spanish

Please use this sheet when talking to parents about the importance of keeping children rear-facing until age 2.


Fact Sheet

This fact sheet can be used to get information you need for press events, interviews, articles and other CPS related materials.


Pledge Card

These pledge cards are available for you to print to use at check events, with classrooms, at health fair booths, etc.


Fun Page

This is a fun page that was created to use with children at different events. It teaches them about child passenger safety while allowing them to have fun coloring and playing word games.


The messages below can be placed on marquees, receipts, signs, store windows, etc.

  • Boosters to age 8!

  • Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time.

  • Safety Belts Save Lives

  • Buckle Up for Safety

  • All children age 13 and under should ride in the back seat.

  • Click It or Ticket


Additional Materials

 Map of Events occurring during CPS Week 2015

The Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Buckling Up

The Top 5 things you should know about Buckling Up

Let us know how your community is spreading the Child Passenger Safety message!

Please take a few moments to help us document outreach during Child Passenger Safety Week. You can e-mail, fax, or mail your Earned Media Results using the attached form.


If you submit pictures of your Child Passenger Safety outreach we may include them on our website or in annual reports. Please  e-mail pictures of marquee signs, press events, posters or CPS Checks.