UTICA - The Parkway Center hosted a “CarFit” event Tuesday designed to help mature drivers make sure their personal vehicle is a good fit for them.
The free educational event was for drivers age 50 and older. The workshop creates an open environment that promotes conversations about driving.
Trained CarFit technicians were on site to provide information, education, and community-based resources to older drivers, and to go through a twelve-point checklist looking at all things related to safety.
"As we grow older, our bodies change, our abilities change, and we need to make sure the cars keep up with us. So, we want to make sure that everyone is able to drive as long as possible. We want to make sure that everything fits right in the car - from the mirrors, to the seats – to make sure we can reach the pedals or if any other assistance is needed we can get that for them," said Michaela Murphy, service coordinator.
CarFit is a national program created by the American Society on Aging.
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