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  You Are Here: Home: Government: Departments: Police: Child Passenger Safety


 

WASHINGTON'S CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY PROGRAM



The Bonney Lake Police Department houses Cesi Velez who, under the direction of Chief Dana Powers and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC), manages statewide Child Passenger Safety activities.
 

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is a state agency dedicated to Target Zero, the mission of eliminating collision injuries and deaths. The WTSC Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Program is focused on injuries and deaths that involve children age 15 and younger.

 

 

GET THE FACTS
Child safety seat use reduce the risk for deaths to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and by 54% for toddlers (aged 1-4 years).

The National Picture

• Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children and young adults (ages 5-24).

• Child death rates decreased 43% from 2002 to 2011.

• 1 and 3 (33%) child deaths in 2011 were not buckled up.

The State of Washington

NEW!  Washington State motor vehicle child fatal/serious injury data. This information was part of the recent Healthy People 2020: Leading Health Indicators Webinar on November 20, 2014.

Child Vehicle Occupant Fatality Rate, 1994-2013

Child Traffic Serious Injury Rate, 2002-2013

Child Vehicle Occupant Fatalities, 1994-2013

Child Vehicle Occupant Serious Injuries, 2002-2013

Map of Washington Child Fatality Crashes, 2010-2013

Map of Washington Child Serious Injury Crashes, 2010-2013

View Washington State Collision Data.

Washington's Child Restraint Law  » RCW 46.61.687


PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

Car seat inspection events provide caregivers an opportunity to talk to a certified car seat technician and ensure passengers are transported correctly. Bring your vehicle and car seat manual, and have your seat installed prior to arrival.
  » Find an Event Near You

Find a technician, instructor or training:
Interested in becoming a certified car seat technician? Looking for a technician in your area? Visit http://cert.safekids.org/.

Car Seat Safety by Age 
View the car seat safety videos available from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Instructional Videos
View more car seat installation videos at SaferCar.gov


 

TECHNICIANS AND INSTRUCTORS

CAR SEAT RECALLS 
Print off your free copy of the most recent Recall List dated 7/29/16.

Product recalls occur on various child products including car seats. Register your product with the manufacturer to receive notification of recalls or use the link below to get the most up-to-date information: 
  » Consumer Product Safety Commission

INSPECTION FORM

WASHINGTON'S CAR SEAT INSPECTION FORM.  This form is to be used for all NON-SafeKids BuckleUp events. Instructions to complete Washington's form can be found here.

RECERTIFICATION

Use the National Child Passenger Safety Board site as your primary resource to obtain information and updates on the NCPSB, the Standardized CPS Curriculum, and certification or recertification.
     www.cpsboard.org/index.htm

Needing to recertify? 
  » www.cpsboard.org/certification.htm
  » http://cert.safekids.org/ImATech/Recertification.aspx

Continuing Education Opportunities: 
  » www.cpsboard.org/ceus.htm
  » www.safekidswebinars.org/

Training Manuals for Instructors:
  » www.cpsboard.org/techmanual.htm

OTHER CONTACTS & RESOURCES 
» www.cpsboard.org/contacts.htm


GRANT OPPORTUNITIES 

Grant proposals will start being accepted on September 1 - 30, 2016 for the 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017 fiscal calendar year.

Monies are made available by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission through Cesi Velez, Project Manager of Washington's Child Passenger Safety Program.


Grant requests should be from a school, government agency or non-profit (501c3) organization within Washington State that provides child passenger safety efforts intended to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries to children resulting from traffic crashes on Washington roads. They must be able to demonstrate their commitment to child passenger safety and ensure efficient and effective management of funds. All grant requesters must be up to date on submitting their quarterly activity report.
  » Grant Process         » 2016-2017 Requirements for Courses

Standard documents used: 
  » Invoice Voucher A19-1A
  » Travel Expense Voucher
  » State Per Diem
  » State Wide Vendor number application

Transporation Broker List

CPST Course Staff Roles


 

TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION MATERIALS

  » my.print.wa.gov
  » saferidenews 
  » TheCarSeatLady
  » Parents Central
  » SafeKids
  » Simple Steps to Child Passenger Safety
 


Contact
    Child Passenger Safety Project Manager Cesi Velez
   Bonney Lake Police Department

 



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