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HPD Hosts Kids Seat Belt Safety Checkpoint

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Hattiesburg Police Department wants to make sure parents are strapping in their children before they hit the road.

"Sometimes what we see is that the seat's are not properly installed in the car and are not tight enough," he said.

Lt. Jon Traxler said that's why they wanted to have this checkpoint.

"The event is designed for us to be able to have citizens come with their children with their car seats that they normally ride in," he said. "

"I came because I wanted to make sure that my child was safe," Audrey Amundson.

She said her son Keaton is 7-months-old. HPD told her son was too young to be riding in a forward facing car seat.

"They put a rear facing seat in for me and showed me how to do it,"she said.

Police said kids under two should be strapped in facing the rear.

"They told me if somebody hits me from behind it would put more force on the car seat and he would be safe," she said.

Traxler said always double check the seat belt and the base of the car seat to make sure everything is tight and secure.

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