Hannah Montana caught without a seatbelt?

February 12, 2008 8:39:38 AM PST
Buckle up, Hannah Montana! In a blog item posted Monday, Consumer Reports magazine says 15-year-old superstar Miley Cyrus, who plays Hannah Montana on television, is seen in her new movie riding without a seat belt in the back seat of a Range Rover. The Yonkers-based magazine says her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, is also seen without a seat belt.

The movie is the 3-D Disney concert film "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert," which is based on Miley Cyrus' TV show and has made more than $50 million in less than two weeks.

Telephone calls and e-mails to Disney and to several of Miley Cyrus' representatives, seeking comment, were not immediately returned Monday.

The magazine says 65 percent of the 13- to 15-year-olds killed in auto accidents in 2006 were not wearing seat belts. "It seems to us that Miley, her father and Disney had a perfect opportunity to help influence teens and counteract - rather than encourage - this trend," the blog item says.

--- The Disney Channel is owned by The Walt Disney Co.

--- On the Net: Consumer Reports safety blog: http://blogs.consumerreports.org/safety/ Miley Cyrus: http://www.mileycyrus.com/movies/index.htm Disney: http://tv.disney.go.com/