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

A baby in a car seat.

During the month of September, Safe Kids coalitions will celebrate Child Passenger Safety Month by hosting events all across the country to help parents learn how to install and use their child’s car seat correctly.

Baby’s First Car Seat

Check out our tips for buying your baby’s first car seat and learn about the best options for keeping your baby safe and staying within your budget.

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.