Lifesavers may be the biggest highway safety conference, but it’s no longer the only game around. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the KIM (Kidz in Motion) conference. It may not be as widely recognized as Lifesavers, but it should be. While it is a smaller conference, that’s only because it is dedicated specifically to child passenger safety. Lifesavers has significant attendance for other areas of traffic safety. That’s a bonus if you want exposure to this information, especially if you are a member of the law enforcement community.
On the other hand, Kidz In Motion has the same quality and quantity of content related specifically to child passenger safety. Well, I think it’s still devoted to child passenger safety. Sadly, Lifesavers switched from CPS to OPC (Occupant Protection for Children) a few years back. I’m still not sure why. Maybe someone just decided we needed another three letter acronym, even though it is no more descriptive than the perfectly good one we had been using for years.
So, Kudos to KIM for calling itself the National Child Passenger Safety Conference. It clearly would not be worthy of this blog had they called it the National Occupant Protection for Children Conference. Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, am I right?