Spring Hill CarFit Event Helps Improve Comfort and Safety “Fit” for Senior Drivers

CarFit is a free, interactive, and educational program designed to improve older driver safety.  Trained volunteers will provide information to ensure the safest “fit” for older drivers and their vehicles.

CarFit was developed by AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association partnership, CarFit’s trained professionals take older drivers through a 12 point checklist with their vehicle, recommending minor adjustments that help make their cars “fit” better for comfort and safety.  An occupational therapist is also on hand to provide information to seniors on how to maintain and strengthen driving health.

By 2030, there will be an estimated 58.9 million people age 65 and older in the United States.  Personal mobility is critical for healthy aging, but as our bodies change as we age, ill-fitting vehicles ca make it uncomfortable and unsafe to drive.  Additionally, due to fragility, older drivers have the highest crash death rate per mile of everyone except teenagers.  CarFit is a tool that can work to help keep seniors safer behind the wheel.

Where:  Fire Station 2, 4273 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill. 

When: July 31st from 10 AM to 2 PM

Sponsors: Spring Hill Police Department, Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Sharp Transport, and Tri Star Spring Hill ER

For questions please contact: Ashley Hooper at 931-829-2194 or ashley@sharptransport.com

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