Lorrie Walker

Training Manager and Technical Advisor, Safe Kids Buckle Up Program

With more than 30 years of experience, Lorrie Walker is one of the country’s most respected authorities in child passenger safety. Before joining Safe Kids in 2004, Lorrie spent 14 years with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also served as the director of the Florida Traffic Safety Resource Center and assistant professor of research at Florida Atlantic University. Now, she oversees the national training program for more than 300 Safe Kids Coalitions throughout the United States and is expanding her work to provide guidance to other countries on issues of child passenger safety. As National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said in her keynote speech at the prestigious Lifesavers Conference, “Lorrie can go home each night knowing that there’s a family intact and safe and together because of the work she does.” Lorrie holds a Bachelor's degree from Eastern College in St. Davids, Penn., and a Master of Science from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Blogs by Lorrie Walker

Ultimate Car Seat Guide

The Ultimate Car Seat Guide was developed by Safe Kids Worldwide with support from General Motors. This blog explains how the Guide was created and the issues it seeks to address. It also thanks those parents and experts who helped field test the website before launch.

Parents play a big role in keeping their teen drivers safe. Here are seven things to remember when teens are hitting the road.

Car Seat Guidance From One CPS Tech to Another

Parents learn of car seat information through a variety of trusted sources. The information may or may not reflect best practice but can grab attention because it sounds so easy to do and uses simple language. Safe Kids CPS  Training Manager and Technical Advisor Lorrie Walker weighs in on the matter. 

Registering your car seat

So no more guessing about recalls. We all have other things to worry about. No fuss, no muss. Complete and mail the registration card – it’s a small, but important step in making sure your child is riding as safely as possible.   

We were delighted recently when our partners at Safe Kids China asked us to visit and conduct a child passenger safety certification course in Shanghai. Our goal was to teach and certify health and safety professionals in Shanghai about the benefits of using child safety restraints in the car.

Only an estimated 2-3 percent of the population in China have or use car seats. But things are starting to change. A newly passed law will go into effect soon in Shanghai that will require children under 4 to ride in car seats. This is huge step in the right direction.