Seat belts save lives and NHTSA provides national leadership in planning and developing traffic injury control safety programs in the areas of seat belts, child car seat use, and automatic occupant protection systems (e.g., air bags).
Campaign Marketing Materials
Buckle Up America
Click It or Ticket
Child Car Seat Safety
Hispanic Buckle Up Toolkit
Hospital Discharge Recommendations for Safe Transportation of Children
Best practice recommendations developed by an expert working group convened by NHTSA
Evaluation of a High-Visibility Enforcement Seat Belt Program on the Blue Ridge Parkway
The National Park Service implemented a high-visibility seat belt enforcement program on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP), involving low-cost media and strong enforcement partnerships, activity associated with significant increases in observed seat belt use on the BRP.
Demonstration of the "Trauma Nurses Talk Tough" Seat Belt Diversion Program in North Carolina
The results of this study support the combination of high-visibility enforcement and a diversion classroom-based brief intervention as a means of increasing seat belt use in a predominately rural, low-belt-use area.