Driver & Passenger Safety

We provide information and educational outreach to teach Texans about the importance of driver and passenger safety. Our statewide resources and programs aim to educate people of all ages on the fundamentals of proper passenger safety, the dangers of driving and driving, safe installments of car seats and much more.

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Passenger Safety and KidSafe Initiatives

Passenger Safety and KidSafe Initiatives is a Texas Department of Transportation funded project that delivers statewide education on child passenger safety and safe driving practices.
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Driver & Passenger Safety


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The Brazos Valley Injury Prevention Coalition & Statewide Initiatives is a safe communities coalition that supports health initiatives designed to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities.


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This session discusses child restraint energy management, including load legs, European shoulder belt routing, anti-rebound features, crushable frames, internal side-impact protection, external side impact protection, and more. The course features instructor Joe Colella and is approved for 1 CEU towards the required 6 CEUs.


A discussion of the effects of common misuse and combinations of misuse and its effect on pediatric injury. An analysis of the data was done to show which misuse is most dangerous for the different types of restraints including a comparison of injuries to children when using optimal restraints, suboptimal restraints and when unrestrained to see if the data supports current best practice recommendations.


This session will explore the topic of using car seats in smaller vehicles. Some vehicles just aren’t suited for car seat use, while other times we can make adjustments to the vehicle and/or select certain car seats to improve compatibility. And, naturally, when multiple car seats are used in one vehicle, fit can become a problem, even in vehicles that aren’t considered tiny. Technicians will learn about general tips and explore some specific examples.

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