After citing drivers for violations such as lack car seats or seat belts, using cell phones, etc. HPD officers provided car seat safety education, and even some free car seats, in a makeshift "drive thru" located at Wai`anae Mall.
Officer Max Navas re-installed a mother's car seat to make sure it was safe for her newborn baby.
According to Major Evan Ching of HPD, "We conducted 65 child safety seat inspections and assisted in the installation of 48 child safety seats. Sixteen child restraints (car seats) were handed out to the public following traffic enforcement and citations being issued. Each car seat given out at this checkpoint was brand new. Car seats were given out to vehicles that had no restraint for a child, or an improper seat was used or the seat being used was expired. These new seats were purchased with the aid of federal grant money which is managed by the State Department of Transportation."
"We cited for 244 violations, including 60 child restraint, 23 seat belt, 16 mobile electronic devices, 31 driving without a license, and 32 for no insurance, " Ching continued.