Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety Program

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Welcome to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Safe Riders Child Passenger Safety Program, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation.

NEW: The FY2022 Safe Riders Distribution Site Partner Application is open. The Safe Riders program at DSHS is accepting applications for distribution site partners. Current distribution site partners are also required to reapply to affirm their commitment and desire to continue as a Safe Riders distribution site partner. All applications are due Feb. 25, 2022.*

*Applications will not be accepted after this date. This date applies to both new and existing partners.

The Safe Riders program offers the following resources and support for parents, child passenger safety technicians, and safety advocates in Texas:

  1. Car seats for families
  2. Car seat inspections/checkups events
  3. Child passenger safety presentations and trainings
  4. National child passenger safety technician certification courses
  5. Educational materials and resources

If you need a car seat, please contact Safe Riders at  saferiders@dshs.texas.gov or 1-800-252-8255. Safe Riders responds to messages in the order in which they are received. Please allow two-to-three business days for a response to your message.

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Last updated January 10, 2022