Welcome to the OPRC
The Florida Occupant Protection Resource Center (OPRC) was established by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to be a one stop resource center providing equipment/educational/promotional materials on child passenger safety (CPS) seats, safety belts, and air bags to support the services of CPS instructors and technicians across Florida.
Parents – Look Before You Lock!
Did you know there are lots of ways to remind yourself to look before you lock your car? For example, Waze is a mobile app that offers easy navigation in your car, but also can remind you to check for your child once you reach your destination. You can even customize the child reminder message! Check this one out from The Verge. Other methods of reminding yourself to check for your child involve leaving important items, such as wallets or phones, next to them while driving. For more tips, click here!
Child Heatstroke Statistics
According to the NHTSA, San Jose State University reports heatstroke deaths at noheatstroke.org. The statistics supported by the National Safety Council reports that Florida has had 75 children die from vehicular heatstroke over the past 19 years. We are ranked #5 in the U.S. for the highest number of child heatstroke deaths in hot cars. 5 children in Florida died from vehicular heatstroke in 2018 alone, and 3 children have already passed in 2019. If you want more information on how to stay alert and aware of safety regarding hot cars and heatstroke, visit nsc.org/heatstroke or nsc.org/hotcars for prevention tips or resources.