FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2023
MARTA CONTINUING DISTRIBUTION OF STEERING WHEEL LOCKS FOR KIA,
HYUNDAI VEHICLE OWNERS AT THE KENSINGTON RAIL STATION
Social Media “Challenge” Leads to Spike in Vehicle Incidents
The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is offering another opportunity for patrons
who own Kia and Hyundai vehicles to receive a steering wheel lock. Through a
partnership with car manufacturers Kia and Hyundai, MARTA received 640 steering
wheel locks to help deter and prevent thefts after a spike in incidents
involving those vehicles. Police nationwide have noticed a spike in thefts of
Kia and Hyundai vehicles after a post on social media showed how to start these
cars without a key.
officers will distribute the steering wheel locks to MARTA patrons who own a
Kia or Hyundai model year 2011 - 2022, Tuesday, June 13 from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. at Kensington Station, located at 3350 Kensington Rd., Decatur, Ga. 30032.
Please bring proof of vehicle ownership and a valid Breeze Card.
Hyundai car owners who regularly park at any MARTA rail station can also expect
a flyer on their windshield in the coming days with information on how to claim
a wheel lock.
WHAT: MPD Kia and Hyundai
steering wheel lock distribution
bring proof of vehicle ownership and a valid Breeze Card
WHEN: Tuesday, June 13
p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Kensington Station
3350 Kensington Rd.
Decatur, Ga. 30032