CARMEL, Ind. (February 15, 2016) – Drivers wearing their seat belts got a special treat from Indiana State Police and a Chick-fil-A cow today.
Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Trooper Scott Keegan was posted outside the Chic- fil- A drive through window in Carmel, not to issue tickets, but to “issue” free sandwich coupons to everyone who drove through wearing their seat belts.
“It was great to partner up with Chick-fil-A to reward drivers and parents for doing the right thing, wearing seat belts and using child restraint seats,” said Keegan.
The idea came from Chick-fil-A’s Director of Outside Sales and Community Partnerships, Grerayle Walton. “During a time when our police officers are so often the target of negativity, it’s great to get them out there in the spot light with the positive recognition they deserve,” said Walton.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, statistics prove that wearing your seat belt reduces your risk of injury by 50% in a crash. Indiana State Police and Chick-fil-A plan on teaming up again this month for another promotion. So if you’re in a Chick-fil-A drive through in central Indiana in the next few weeks, don’t be surprised if a trooper approaches your car. He’s probably just there to give you a free breakfast for doing the right thing, wearing your seat belt!