ARLINGTON, Va. — A new web video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety explains the Institute's ratings of booster seats for children. "Inside IIHS: Rating booster seats" shows how engineers measure the fit of different types of vehicle safety belts on a child-size dummy seated on each booster being evaluated. The video reviews which children need to use booster seats and how parents can tell whether a booster is doing its job.
The video is available on the IIHS YouTube channel and is part of the "Inside IIHS" series. Previous installments have focused on crash test dummies, frontal crash testing, roof strength testing, rear testing and the propulsion system used to power crash tests.