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SRN provides the following look at just a few of the many excellent programs that are dedicating attention to the safety of older children in vehicles. Read more about how to navigate the upcoming changes in this report…
To learn more, click on “Catalog/Order Form” (left). See above for a sample article and below for the table of contents from our latest issue:
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CPS News and Announcements
|MACPS Educational Grants - Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013|
The Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety is now accepting applications for the 2014 Educational Grants. read more ...
|Deborah Davis Stewart Announces Semi-Retirement - Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2013|
In the September/October issue of Safe Ride News, SRN founder Deborah Davis Stewart announced her retirement as publisher, officially turning over that role to longtime SRN editor, Denise Donaldson. However, Deborah reassured readers, “I will remain involved in CPS, if only in the background, as it is now part of my DNA.” As Deborah begins to enjoy a much-deserved semi-retirement status, her friends and longtime colleagues Stephanie Tombrello and Dr. Marilyn Bull provide an account of Deborah’s early CPS inspirations (before CPS was even considered a field!) and the many accomplishments of her career. read more ...
For the first time in years, Deborah, Stephanie, and Gisela (l-r) were together at the Huntington Gardens, in Pasadena, CA, in January 2013.
|LATCH Weight Limit Update to the 2013 LATCH Manual - Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013|
Honda and Acura have provided us an update to their weight limit information in Appendix B of the 2013 LATCH Manual. Don't forget, when determining maximum weight limits the weight of the child restraint can be found in Appendix A of the LATCH Manual.
Click here to view the latest updates to the 2013 LATCH Manual.
|The AAP’s Free, 1-Hour Online Training for Pediatricians - Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013|
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a one-hour CPS training module for practicing pediatric healthcare professionals. Ben Hoffman, MD, FAAP, narrates this overview of the fundamentals of CPS techniques, best-practice guidelines, and patient-interviewing tools. Dr. Hoffman and contributors from the AAP and NHTSA advised SRN’s Denise Donaldson and Jenny Harvey, who developed the visual presentation and audio script.
The course is available free of charge by going to . http://www2.aap.org/sections/ipp/CPSCurriculum.cfm Doctors can receive Continuing Medical Education credit by paying a small fee ($25 for AAP members and $30 for nonmembers) to complete a quiz.
|Chrysler Group Increases Weight Limits on Ram Truck TAs - Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013|
Chrysler Group is pleased to announce that an assessment of the tether anchors in 2013 model year Standard and Mega cab Ram pickup trucks has shown that tether weight limits can be increased. Like other vehicle families announced last year, this change is being made retroactively to the start of production of the current tether design. The updated list of affected vehicles can be found here
|CSRS and Wheelchairs on School Buses - Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013|
The next school year will be upon us before we know it! We wanted to let you know that our helpful resource, The School Bus Safety Handbook: Choosing and Using Child Safety Restraint Systems and Wheelchairs, has been updated and is now available.
This edition includes numerous changes, including updates to regulations and CSRS products that have happened since our first edition in 2009. In addition, we have added new chapters that include detailed information about wheelchair use in buses. Please take a look at the table of contents and the sample chapters on Equipping Buses, Use of CSRS, and Wheelchairs. For more details, including ordering info, click here.
|The School Bus Safety Handbook is Now Available - Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013|
Safe Ride News Publications is delighted to announce the second edition of The School Bus Safety Handbook: Choosing and Using Child Safety Restraint Systems and Wheelchairs. The second edition is fully updated to reflect current products, practices, and regulations. It also has expanded information on child safety restraint system selection, use, and maintenance, as well as a new section dedicated to use of wheelchairs on school buses.
This handbook is a helpful resource for anyone who is involved with transporting preschoolers or children with special needs on school buses, including district administrators, bus drivers, aides/monitors, occupational/physical therapists, child passenger safety technicians, and parents.
For more information and details on ordering The School Bus Safety Handbook, 2nd edition, click here.