The mission of the Automotive Safety Program is to reduce injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes in Indiana.
The Automotive Safety Program at Indiana University School of Medicine, affiliated with Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health, was founded in 1981 by Dr. Marilyn Bull. Funded by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the program directs child passenger safety research, education, and training in the state of Indiana. In addition, the Automotive Safety Program has long been a national leader and expert in transportation of children with special health care needs. In 2004, the National Center for the Safe Transportation of Children with Special Healthcare Needs was established by the Automotive Safety Program. The Automotive Safety Program has also been the lead agency for Safe Kids Indiana since 1997.