What is CARFIT for the Older Driver?
CARFIT is an educational program offered through AARP, in collaboration with older driver experts to provide older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal
vehicles “fit” them.
CARFIT also provides information and materials on community specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers and/or increase their mobility in the community
Why is CARFIT Important?
Older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear seatbelts, and less likely to speed or drink & drive, however, as we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even size and height can make us less comfortable and reduce control behind the wheel. Older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their bodies.
How is a CARFIT check completed?
At a CARFIT event, a team of trained technicians an/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly. A CARFIT check takes about 20 minutes to complete.
AARP knows that maintaining seniors safe on the road is vitally important to their independence. CARFIT provides the senior driver with community traffic safety resources that can help keep them driving safely longer.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
20 minute CARFIT checks scheduled
10:30 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 2:30
Schuyler County Human Services Complex
In case of rain—Montour Falls Fire Station
CALL Schuyler County Office for the Aging at 535-7108
Space is limited
The CarFit flier can be view here: FLIER