LPD, Laurel Ford host free child safety seat checkpoint

LPD, Laurel Ford host free child safety seat checkpoint

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Police and Laurel Ford teamed up Saturday to keep kids safe while riding in vehicles.

They hosted an annual car safety seat checkpoint at Laurel Ford.

It was part of "National Child Passenger Safety Week."

Three dozen new seats were available for parents free-of-charge.

Certified technicians were on hand to install and demonstrate how to safely use the seats.

"We do have a need," said Sgt. Shannon Caraway of the Laurel Police Department. "A lot of kids and a lot of parents don't have the seats. We make sure there's not a recall, no defects and we get to a neutral location, which happens to be Laurel Ford, which is hosting it, and we put them together and make sure they're safe."

"There are too many children out there that aren't in proper seats and we want to make sure they're in proper seats," said Dee Hill, title clerk with Laurel Ford.

The Mississippi State Department of Health and the Jones County Junior College Army ROTC were also part of the event.