Lorrie Walker

Car Seat Safety Expert

Ask the Expert - Lorrie WalkerWith 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

baby in rear-facing car seat with coat

Our CPS expert answers the safety question about bulky coats and car seats.

A smiling child buckled into his car seat.

During Child Passenger Safety Week, learn the 5 basic rules for correct car seat use. 

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.

Teen Driver Safety

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.