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.
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.
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.