Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency Driver Safety Programs

Boost Your Child Passenger Safety Knowledge and Skills!

This is a FREE Course!

Provide the opportunity to help you feel more confident about correct car seat and booster seat use

Develop awareness for evidence-based guidelines for car seat and booster seat use

Help you understand the four stages of child passenger safety: rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, booster seats and seat belts

Introduce the five (5) steps of correct car seat and booster seat use

FREE proof of completion printing!  Print or download immediately upon completion of course!

According to the National Safety Council,  608 children under age 13 died in traffic crashes in 2019; 206 were unrestrained, and many others were inadequately restrained at the time of the crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers in passenger cars.

What is Car Seat Basics?

Car Seat Basics is an introductory e-learning course for parents and caregivers, people who transport children and anyone interested in learning more about child passenger safety.  The course helps participants understand the four stages of child passenger safety.

Why Car Seat Safety?

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency is partnering with the National Safety Council (NSC) to offer the 1-hour Car Seat Basics e-learning. This e-learning, helps parents learn how to properly use their child’s car seat.  The Car Seat Basics e-learning, developed through NSC’s work with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helps parents learn how to properly transport their child from birth to pre-teen age. Parents have the option of completing the entire training or individual modules including an overview, rear-facing and forward-facing car seat use as well as booster seat and seat belt use.

“Making sure our children are properly restrained in their car seats is one of the most effective ways to keep them safe while on the road,” said Bellone. “This free course will not only save young lives, but it will also educate parents on how to keep their kids safe in the car, during all stages of life.”

How long is the Car Seat Basics course?

This e-learning takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.  Participants have the option to complete the entire training or a section on a specific stage.  

About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we focus on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death so people can live their fullest lives. We focus our efforts where we can make the greatest impact: workplace, roadway and impairment.

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    You can also call National Safety Council at (866) 794-4286 .