Florida OPRC: IIHS Best Booster Seat List; FDHSMV Car Seats




IIHS Best Booster Seat List; FDHSMV Car Seats


2017 Best Booster Seats – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) published its list of the best booster seats for keeping children safe inside vehicles. This year, 13 out of 16 booster seat models earned the IIHS’s highest rating.


Car seats are not available through our grant yet. We encourage you to highly promote another car seat source: donations from citizens renewing their tags. The Florida Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) has a donation line item in the online tag renewal process where citizens can donate funds to purchase car seats. Also called the “$2 Difference Program,” 100% of these funds go to the purchase of car seats. At the beginning of each year FDHSMV gives these seats to OPRC to pass on to technicians of the counties who received donations. The donations have dwindled each year, so we encourage you to promote the program to anyone who has a Florida vehicle tag.



 Florida Occupant Protection Resource Center
2100 NE Waldo Road, Suite 106
Gainesville, FL  32609