Photo: HSU police officers service student's car prior to Christmas break
Hardin-Simmons University students are being encouraged to hit the auto check before hitting the road this spring break. While students dream of week-long adventures, members of the HSU Police Department and the Student Congress hope to keep students safe while on the road with a free auto check.
When students were leaving the campus this past Christmas break, HSU police checked under the hoods of about 100 cars. “As cold as it was, we were pretty happy with the number of students that stopped by,” said HSU Chief of Police Frank Loza, “and we hope to service even more vehicles tomorrow.”
On Thursday, March 6, 2014, police officers and other knowledgeable volunteers will check students’ tires for correct pressure, oil and water levels, brake fluid, anti-freeze, and windshield wiper fluid. “We have purchased all of the supplies to make sure our students’ vehicles are in good shape before they leave the campus,” said Loza. “We will also tell them if their car needs further attention, like new tires.”
“We strive for student safety,” said HSU vice president for Student Life Dr. Dave Rozeboom. “This program is an opportunity to educate and care for our students in a very practical way.” Members of the Student Congress will also be distributing snacks and bottled water, donated by members of the faculty and staff, for additional safety during travel.
The safety check will take place on Thursday in the Skiles Building parking lot, east of Behrens and Lange residence halls, from noon until 4 p.m. There is no charge for any of the supplies and snacks and drinks are free.