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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 in the US

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

Review Date: February 11, 2013

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: October 30, 2012

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

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: November 05, 2012

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

Keeping Kids Safe: Inside & Out

Know the dangers in and around your vehicle that could seriously harm or even kill your child.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

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

Safety Violation, Household Goods and Hazardous Materials Consumer Complaint Hotline

Household Goods or Safety Violations 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: December 05, 2012

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Shopping for a Safer Car

Watch this video to learn about important vehicle safety features before buying a new car.

Review Date: January 19, 2012

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Which Car Seat Is the Right One for Your Child?

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

Review Date: October 30, 2012

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