About Kids in Safety Seats (KISS)


Kids In Safety Seats (KISS) is a state-wide program funded through the Maryland Highway Safety Office.  Our mission is to reduce injuries and death among Maryland’s children by helping people to obtain and use car seats and booster seats correctly every time a child rides in a motor vehicle.

KISS services include:

Car Seat Assistance Programs

  • Reduced cost purchase program (for financially eligible families)

In-person Technical Assistance

  • Child Passenger Safety 101 presentations 

  • Training for Child Transporters/Agency staff

  • Car seat checkup events

Virtual Education/Assistance

​Child Passenger Safety Information Clearinghouse 

  • 800 Helpline to answer questions

  • Dedicated email to answer questions

  • Educational materials

  • Referrals to local agencies for assistance, where available 

Through these services, caregivers and child providers/transporters can learn

  • How to select the right type of car seat for a child

  • Answers to your car seat questions

  • Where to find a car seat assistance program

  • How to schedule a car seat checkup or video car seat call

  • How to schedule a presentation or training for a group

  • How to obtain educational materials

Contact KISS

Helpline: 800-370-SEAT 

Email: mdh.kiss@maryland.gov 

Website: www.mdkiss.org​

Updated 1/21