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. 

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 

For information on scheduling a child passenger safety seat inspection or for more local information on Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) ’s traffic safety programs, please contact the TxDOT district in which you live. 


Child Passenger Safety Laws 

Child Passenger Safety Seat Systems law states a person commits an offense if the operate a passenger vehicle and transport a child who is younger than age eight (8) and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system. 

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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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Car Seat Safety 

The Safe Riders program manages a child safety seat distribution and education program. We offer classes to ensure car seats are installed properly. 

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