Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety

 

Now Available - 2023 Safe Riders Distribution Site Partner Application

The 2023 Safe Riders distribution site partner application is now available. Please visit our Resources for Child Passenger Safety Technicians page for more details. A complete application (Application form and Agreement form) is due by 5:00 pm (CST) on Friday, February 10, 2023. Applications will not be accepted after the due date for this application period.

Safe Riders will notify applicants whether they are approved to be a distribution site partner by Friday, March 3, 2023.

Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety  

Welcome to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety Program, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation. 

Safe Riders is a statewide child passenger safety program dedicated to preventing child deaths and reducing child injuries due to motor vehicle crashes.

Who We Serve 

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) aims to protect children. One way we support this mission is by providing various child safety resources to: 

  • Parents or legal guardians;  
  • Child Passenger Safety Technicians; and 
  • Safety advocates. 

How We Serve 

Our program offers support by providing:  

  • Car seats for families; 
  • Car seat inspections/checkups events; 
  • Child passenger safety presentations and trainings;
  • National child passenger safety technician certification courses; and 
  • Educational materials and resources. 

Learn more about our program by visiting the Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety Program One-Pager

Explore Our Resources 

Child Passenger Safety Educational Materials

Reach out to your local Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Traffic Safety Specialists (TSS) for educational materials or to schedule a child safety seat inspection

 

Texas Child Passenger Safety Laws 

Texas Child Passenger Safety law requires all children younger than age eight (8) unless they are 4’9” (57 inches) tall, be secured in a child safety seat according to manufacturer’s instructions. 

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Child Safety Seat Inspections Search 

Child safety seat checkups and inspection stations provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to have their child's safety seat checked by a nationally certified child passenger safety (CPS) technician. 

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Safe Riders Program Sites 

The Safe Riders program manages child safety seat distribution and education programs across the state. Partner agencies offer education and car seats to families in need in local Texas communities to provide safe transportation of Texas children. 

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