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The agencies and organizations listed below can provide more information on seat belt use and child passenger safety, and links to numerous other resources.


Seat Belts and Child Passenger Safety

Key terms

  • CIOT: NHTSA's Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat belt enforcement campaign.

  • CPS: Child Passenger Safety

  • HVE: High-Visibility Enforcement

  • LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers For Children

  • NCRUSS: The National Child Restraint Use Special Study. A NHTSA observational study of the use of car seats and booster seats for child passengers.

  • Primary enforcement seat belt use laws permit LEOs to stop and cite a violator independent of any other traffic violation. Child Passenger Safety laws are primary, unless they are covering older children in the rear seat.

  • Secondary enforcement laws allow LEOs to cite violators only after they first have been stopped for some other traffic violation.