Child Passenger Safety Week – Party Tomorrow!

I hope that you’ll all be able to join me for tomorrow’s Child Passenger Safety Week Twitter event with experts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Be sure to join us from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET with your questions about how to best keep your children safe when travelling in the car. Those in attendance will be able to chat with the following child passenger safety experts from NHTSA:

Jennifer Ryan

State Relations Manager – AAA

As AAA’s State Relations Manager, Jennifer Ryan is responsible for identifying trends and monitoring state legislative and regulatory proposals on a variety of traffic safety issues that affect AAA, its clubs and its more than 51 million members.  She also assists in implementing and coordinating national state-level legislative and public information campaigns.

Jennifer joined AAA in 2000 and currently manages AAA’s award-winning child passenger safety initiative – Seated, Safe & Secure.  The campaign aims to close loopholes in all 50 states’ occupant protection laws for children and to educate the public about the importance of properly restraining children.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University.  She is also a certified child passenger safety technician and mother of two daughters.

Alexander W. (Sandy) Sinclair

Alexander (Sandy) Sinclair is an experienced advocate for children and families.

Mr. Sinclair is active in child transportation safety outreach and programming at the

U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, D.C.  He is heavily involved in the agency’s efforts to protect the nation’s child passengers, with a special emphasis on increasing the number of children who should be riding in booster seats.  In this capacity, he coordinates activities with a diverse array of corporate, not-for-profit and public safety organizations to reduce crash-related injuries involving children and families.

After joining the agency in 1999, Sinclair oversaw the planning and implementation of an integrated social marketing campaign to expand NHTSA’s Buckle Up America and aggressive driving prevention programs.  His work at NHTSA has also included a stint as a speechwriter for NHTSA’s Administrator and Deputy Administrator.

Prior to joining the agency, Sinclair oversaw grassroots injury prevention programming for the National Safe Kids Campaign in Washington, D.C. from 1990-1999.

A Southern California native, he worked to improve educational opportunities for minority and troubled youth in inner city Los Angeles while earning his degree in political science at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1980. He also promoted primary health care as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a distant village in the mountainous northern Philippines in the mid-1980s.

Sinclair has more than two decades of Washington, D.C. experience, including stints at the Committee for National Security, ABC Television, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Peace Corps, and the Washington Hospital Center.

Sinclair resides in suburban Maryland with his wife, Myra, an adult education specialist, and their daughter, Connie, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland.

To learn more and join us please visit the #CPSWeek post.

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  • Hello – I will definitely be attending! I work for the Missouri Dept. of Transportation and we’re part of a state coalition for roadway safety. Child safety seats are a big focus.
    If your readers cannot attend the party today, there is a Missouri Twitter party scheduled for tomorrow, from 1-3 p.m. Central time. Anyone is welcome to send questions to experts at #savemokids. Thanks for your post and your work to keep kids safe on the road!

    Laura Holloway
    Missouri Dept. of Transportation