IIHS Announces New Booster Seat Ratings [Video]
However, the IIHS found that two seats from the company Safety 1st were not up to their standards. They did not provide the recommended belt fit and the IIHS says you should avoid them.
The idea behind the booster seat is that it raises a child to the proper position in a car so that the safety belt will actually work properly in case of a crash.
“Booster manufacturers have risen to the Institute’s challenge to improve seat design, giving parents more choices than ever when shopping for a booster that will provide a good, safe fit for their children,” says Anne McCartt, Institute senior vice president for research.