The New Mexico Child Safety Seat Distribution Program provides education and instruction on child safety seat use and installation at hospitals and healthcare facilities statewide.
The program also allows for limited distribution of reduced-cost car seats and booster seats to low-income families who meet program requirements.
The New Mexico Child Safety Seat Distribution Program (NMCSSDP) is a program funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Traffic Safety Division (TSD), and administered by Safer New Mexico Now (Safer). Motor vehicle-related injuries remain the leading cause of death for children over one year of age. Using child safety seats decreases the risk of death by an estimated 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for older children. It has been shown that child safety seat distribution programs increase child safety seat use rates. With 25% of children living below the poverty line in New Mexico, this program helps protect our most vulnerable population.
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