CarFit event offered seniors a lesson on driving safely
On Thursday Carfit offered local seniors a free car fitting at AAA Tidewater Virginia’s Corporate Center. More then 25 seniors participated this 20 minute safety lesson. Seniors were walked through a 12-point safety checklist. This checklist included: adjusting their headrest, adjusting their steering wheel, and examined their lights and tires and more.
In 2008, 16,000 motor vehicle accidents in Virginia involved seniors and 7% of those were fatal, according to a Carfit news release from AAA Tidewater Virginia.
CarFit an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their vehicle fit them. Their goal is to enhance their safety as drivers and increase their mobility in the community.
Important Driving Tips for Seniors:
- Be careful driving under medications.
- Avoid busy roadways.
- Take a driving refresher course.
- Attend a CarFit event to ensure your vehicle safely fits you.
- Get your vision checked regularly.
- Don’t drive in bad weather.
- Plan your route ahead of time.
- See what other driving alternatives are available in your area.
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