Improve your safety and comfort behind the wheel with help from CarFit
by AARP Driver Safety, AARP, Updated September 2018 | Comments: 4
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Although older drivers are the demographic group with the highest rate of seatbelt use — and the lowest percentage of alcohol-related accidents — they are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash occurs.
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Why? Older drivers are more physically fragile than their younger counterparts, and they’re generally less able to withstand the impact of a vehicular accident.
Fortunately, there are ways for drivers to adapt to their cars — and adjust their “fit” within them — in order to reduce their risk of injury during a crash.
CarFit, a free educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, helps address these safety concerns.