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Safe Kids Applauds Passage of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

November 8, 2021

The legislation includes provisions to help improve Child Passenger Safety for all kids

Washington, D.C. - Safe Kids Worldwide applauds the passage of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure package, which includes several provisions that will substantially improve child passenger safety (CPS) for all children.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement is a historic investment in child passenger safety improvements for all children and addresses persistent safety disparities faced by kids in underserved communities,” said Torine Creppy, president of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Safe Kids Worldwide commends House and Senate Leadership for their work to pass this legislation. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Representative Dina Titus who sponsored the Enhancing Child Passenger Safety in Underserved Communities Act. This legislation was included in the bipartisan bill and will ensure that children in underserved and low-income communities have access to child passenger safety seats and services.

In addition, the legislation includes provisions that would strengthen efforts to prevent child vehicular heatstroke by expanding awareness campaigns and technologies to prevent children from being left in vehicles.

“Safe Kids Worldwide has made serving high-risk and underserved communities a top priority and this legislation reflects these values,” said Creppy. “We look forward to working with Secretary Pete Buttigieg, NHTSA Acting Administrator Steven Cliff, and the U.S. Department of Transportation to implement this legislation.”