Stay Safe In Your Seat

Police officers from several departments across the coast met in Ocean Springs for a Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint in an effort to make sure child passenger seats remain safe. Each of the officers finished a training course this week that was designed to teach them the right way to check for seat violations or recalls.

The Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint was a chance for the officers to put what they learned into action. Anyone with a seat that has been recalled was immediately given a replacement seat. Officers also learned this week that there is about a 95 percent mis-use rate with the car seats.

Officer Mark Spicer went through the training for the Ocean Springs Police Department and says, "The importance of this is to make sure that everybody has a safe child seat and our goal is that every child that comes in here in a seat goes out safely."

Officers would also like to remind the public that anyone can call their local police departments to schedule a safety check and the checks don't have to be at a checkpoint.