Your shoes fit. Make sure your car fits too!

October 18, 2016

CarFit is a free program to make sure older drivers have cars that fit them for maximum comfort and safety

BACKGROUND: Older drivers tend to be more careful — more likely to wear seat belts and less likely to drive too fast or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a crash due to the fact they are often more fragile due to their age. Older drivers can improve their safety, and the safety of others, by making sure their cars are property adjusted for them.

Those wishing to schedule a 20 minute “fit” can call 210-558-0007 for an appointment.

CarFit is a free, interactive and educational program designed to improve older driver safety. Trained volunteers provide information to ensure the safest fit for older drivers and their vehicles. The program is hosted by the Alamo Area Council of Governments, the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma, Southwest Outreach for Older People, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Transportation Institute and University Health System.

WHAT:
Trained volunteers work with drivers to get a proper fit in their vehicles

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19

WHERE:
Grace Point Church, 9650 Huebner Road