Free “CarFit” Safety Program for Seniors
Santa Paula News
Published: October 26, 2012
On Saturday, November 10 from 9AM to 1PM the Santa Paula Senior Center will be teaming with driving experts, occupational therapists and trained technicians to hold a “CarFit” event.
It’s a unique educational program designed to help drivers 55 and over improve driving safety and comfort by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them. A special team will lead drivers through a 12-point checklist to ensure they understand how to properly use their vehicle’s features.
CarFit is not a mechanical inspection of the car or a test of the driver’s ability. Instead, during the 20 minute session trained technicians recommend personal vehicle adjustments and adaptations and offer resources that could enhance senior driving safety.
The American Society on Aging created CarFit in collaboration with AARP, the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
The CarFit event will take place in the public parking lot at Main and Steckel by Glen City School. The check-up is free, but appointments are required. Stop by the Senior Center or call 933-4226 ext 356 to sign up.