HPD Hosts Kids Seat Belt Safety Checkpoint - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

HPD Hosts Kids Seat Belt Safety Checkpoint

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • WHLT 22 Televising Two Southern Miss Away Football Games

    WHLT 22 Televising Two Southern Miss Away Football Games

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:21:14 GMT
    Hattiesburg, MS -- Fans of Southern Miss football who reside in the Pine Belt will now have the opportunity to watch two of the team's away games this season on WHLT 22. WHLT 22 acquired the rights to air the Saturday, October 4th game against Middle Tennessee State University at 11:00 am CST and the Saturday, October 18th game against North Texas at 6:00 pm CST. WHLT 22 coordinated with Sinclair Broadcast Group to broadcast the two Southern Miss games on the American Sports Network. “We...
    Hattiesburg, MS -- Fans of Southern Miss football who reside in the Pine Belt will now have the opportunity to watch two of the team's away games this season on WHLT 22. WHLT 22 acquired the rights to air the Saturday, October 4th game against Middle Tennessee State University at 11:00 am CST and the Saturday, October 18th game against North Texas at 6:00 pm CST. WHLT 22 coordinated with Sinclair Broadcast Group to broadcast the two Southern Miss games on the American Sports Network. “We...
  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
  • Jackson Prep Football Player Dies

    Jackson Prep Football Player Dies

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:52:21 GMT
    Walker WilbanksWalker Wilbanks
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson Preparatory student athlete who was hospitalized after getting ill at Friday's football game has died. Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during the school's season opener.
    JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson Preparatory student athlete who was hospitalized after getting ill at Friday's football game has died. Walker Wilbanks, a lineman at Jackson Prep, was taken to the hospital during the school's season opener.
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.