Safe Riders Child Occupant Safety Program

Welcome to the Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program, sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation. Safe Riders provides helpful information about child passenger safety (CPS), including links to related local and national websites. For more information (información disponible en español), please call Safe Riders at 800-252-8255 or e-mail us at saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

Program goal

To reduce the number of motor vehicle crash injuries and fatalities to children in Texas who are unrestrained due to family low-income status, Safe Riders manages a child safety seat distribution and education program. The program is available in most, but not all areas of Texas.

Program Overview & Services DOC

Safe Riders Hosts Virtual Webinars

Safe Riders is hosting a webinar watch party series for Texas certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians. CPS technicians can receive continuing education unit (CEU) for recertification by attending. The virtual events will include a Q&A session following the training. Safe Riders staff will be available to provide guidance on how to submit CEUs. Safe Riders hosts these events on the third Thursday of each month.

Below is a tentative schedule. If you want to attend a virtual watch party, please email saferiders@dshs.texas.gov.  

June 18: Britax Update
July 16: LATCH Update
Aug. 19: TBD

Child Passenger Safety Videos

Securing Our Future (Asegurando Nuestro Futuro) is a video that provides basic information about child passenger safety. Designed primarily for parents, it provides an overview of the need for restraining children, types of child restraints and how to use them, and resources for additional information.

Securing Our Future - 13:12 YouTube Asegurando Nuestro Futuro - 11:46 YouTube

Helpful Links

These external links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Last updated May 12, 2021