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Become a Partner

The Buckle Up for Life program provides funding and/or resources for three different initiatives that are designed to be implemented in a community-based setting with means to reduce the risk of motor vehicle-related injury and death.

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The Pinch Test
The Pinch Test

The proper use of car seats and booster seats can help prevent many child injuries and deaths. Learn how to perform the Pinch Test to make sure your loved ones are buckled in securely.

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It's time we all get it right
About the Campaign

This year, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Toyota celebrate Buckle Up for Life's 10th anniversary by launching a PSA campaign to raise awareness on proper child passenger safety.

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Special Seats for Special Needs
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Finding the right car seat for your special needs child can be a difficult process. Here are some of the most common situations that call for special car seats and guidance on how to find the equipment that will work best for your child's need.

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Our Partners
Our Partners

Toyota & Cincinnati Children’s network of partners across the nation is proud to educate parents and families on child passenger safety.

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Car Seat Safety in 3 Simple Steps

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Infant Car Seat 0-2 yrs | Infant Car Seat, Latch System
Infant Car Seat 0-2 yrs | Infant Car Seat, Seatbelts
Rear-Facing Car Seat 0-2 yrs | Rear-Facing Car Seat, Latch System
Rear-Facing Car Seat 0-2 yrs | Rear-Facing Car Seat, Seatbelts
Forward-Facing Car Seat 2-4 yrs | Forward-Facing Car Seat, Latch System
Forward-Facing Car Seat 2-4 yrs | Forward-Facing, Seatbelt and Tether
Booster Seat 4 yrs to 4'9'' | Booster Seat, Seatbelts
Seatbelt 4'9'' High or Taller | Seatbelt
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Top Car Seat Safety Resources

Program Overview

Learn about who we are and what we are doing to help promote car seat safety.

Installation Guide

Installation Guide for Vehicles older than 2002.

Child Car Seat Safety

Get facts and information on child car seat safety.

Safe Happy Travels

Simple steps to keep the whole family safe & happy while on the go.




Did you know?

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. In 2010, 655 children (under the age of 13 riding in cars and trucks) were killed in crashes. Of those killed, more than 1 in 3 were unrestrained.

According to the CDC, placing children in age- and size- appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 1 through 12 years old. An average of 2 children were killed and 325 were injured each day, based on NHTSA crash data in 2010. This fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct car seat were always used.


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