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Did You Know:

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for youth, yet preteens are less likely to be buckled up than younger children and adults, .and they often have other behaviors that increase their risk, such as distracting the driver, sitting in unsafe positions, and riding with unsafe drivers.

MIEMSS is seeking to address the problem with an innovative community or school-based educational program.

The Be-Tween Riding and Driving program has nurse and safety advocates educate youth ages 10 to 15 years to ride more safely in vehicles. The program builds on youths’ interest in becoming drivers in the near-future and uses a variety of educational techniques including: discussion, hands-on practice, audio-visuals, role plays, games, and pledging. Parents’ participation is an optional component of the safe driving pledge, which uses the Safe Kids Worldwide program, “Countdown2Drive.” 

The program and its materials are free to Maryland safety advocates and educators.  Train-the-trainer sessions can be scheduled by contacting the CPS & OP Healthcare Project, 410-706-8647 or

Facilitator Materials:

New Program Teaches Tweens to be Safer Car Occupants
Promotional Flyers for Tween Program
Principal Letter
Parental Permission Form
Pre Questionnaire for Participants
Post Questionnaire for Participants
Facilitator Feedback Form

NICU & Newborn Nursery Resources on CPS

Guidelines & Resources for Providers

"The Infant Carseat Challenge" training DVD for healthcare providers
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To request an educational session on car seat safety for your unit's staff, 
please contact our Project coordinator at:

Car Beds & Seats for Premature or Medically Fragile (14 min. 24 secs.)
Updated Best Practice Guidelines on ICSC Test
Anticipatory Guidance for Caregivers of Infants Needing the ICSC Test
Hospital Discharge Recommendations for Safe Transportation of Children

Patient Education

Information for Parents: The Infant Car Seat Challenge Test
Safe Ride News handouts on car seat topics - available in quantity.
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Helpful Resources & References

AAP Clinical Report (2009)
Automotive Safety Program at Riley Children's Hospital
Carseats with Best Fit for Preemies & Small Newborns
Hospital Discharge of the High-Risk Neonate (AAP, 2008)
SAMPLE Release Form for Parents/Caregivers refusing to comply with hospital policy/recommendations on safe transport of newborn