Buckle Up

for Life

Buckle Up for life began in Bristol in 2013 headed up by Samuel Jones, who is able to provide car seat safety checks, installations and trainings.



Research by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – a national leader in pediatric and adolescent medicine found that in the U.S. only 1 in 4 child car seats are properly installed. Adding to this tragedy is the fact that many of the injuries and deaths are avoidable with the use of proper restraints like child car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. That is why in 2004 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Toyota teamed up to create Buckle Up for Life, a community-based passenger safety education program that educates the families on critical safety behaviors.

How it works

Samuel Jones works with a team of Child Passenger’s Safety Technicians including ones from Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Bristol Tennessee Fire Rescue, and Bristol Virginia Fire Departments to offer car seat checks in the Bristol area.
Samuel can provide the following services to those who are interested: 
  • Car Seat Safety Checks
  • Special Needs Car Seat Installation and Education
  • Training for use of Car Seats on School Buses

In addition, he facilitates programming children, teens and adults on seat belt safety, and distracted driving.  Samuel also is a CarFit event coordinator, where he helps the elderly find the right fit for their vehicle including showing them mirrors and steering wheel adjustments.


Samuel Jones

Samuel Jones

Car Seat Safety Technician

Samuel Jones began volunteering with Bristol’s Promise in April of 2015 with the Buckle Up for Life
Program. Samuel brought Buckle Up for Life to Bristol, in 2014 shortly after becoming a Child Passenger
Safety Technician. Samuel is also certified as a Special Needs Car Seat Tech and School Bus Car Seat

Tech. After joining Bristol’s Promise Samuel become certified in other Vehicle/Traffic Safety related
Fields, becoming a Car Fit Event Coordinator, AARP Driver’s Safety Course Instructor for Virginia, and an
Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer.
Samuel has been recognized for his work with the Buckle Up for Life program being named the 2017-
2018 Coordinator of Year by National Buckle Up for Life. Samuel also had a feature story in the Bristol
Herald Courier when he received the award.

Request for More Information

Learn more about Buckle Up for Life by filling out this contact form or contacting Samuel Jones at 276-254-5439.

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