Maine Injury Prevention Program

Traffic Safety

Effective September 14, 2007

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA §2081, sub-§3, ¶B, as amended by PL 2003, c. 380, §3 and affected by §5, is further amended to read:

B.  The operator shall ensure that a child who is less than 18 years of age and at least 8 years of age or who is less than 18 years of age and more than 4 feet, 9 inches in height is properly secured in a seat belt.

Baby in a Carseat

Traffic safety issues include:

  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Young Driver Safety

Safety activities include:

  • Management of a child passenger safety seat program
    • Free car seats are provided to eligible families
  • Management of statewide inspection stations where parents can learn how to properly install a car seat
  • Child Passenger Safety training
    • NHTSA Standardized CPS Technician Training
    • NHTSA CPS Technician Certification Renewal Training
    • CPS Awareness Training (one-two day courses)
      • Law Enforcement
      • Nursing
      • Transporting Children in Child Care
      • Safe Native American Passengers
      • CPS and the School Bus Driver

CPS Training:

  1. NHTSA Standardized CPS Technician Training
    1. FMI
      1. http://www.safekids.org/our-work/programs/cps-certification/