CarFit: Making Safety a Personal Priority

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The number of older drivers is growing. The U.S. Census Bureau has determined that by 2030, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older, which means there will be more than 65 million older drivers on our roads. CarFit is a program that addresses the needs of these older drivers.

It is critically important that these mature drivers make safety a personal priority. Driving today is more difficult than ever because of more traffic, bigger vehicles and faster speeds. Engineers who design vehicles and roadways are making improvements to adapt to these demands, but older drivers themselves can take measures to better understand their vehicle’s safety features and achieve their safest “fit.”.

One thing older drivers can do to adapt to factors that may affect their driving is to make individual adjustments to find their best person-to-vehicle fit. These adjustments will help drivers benefit from their vehicle’s safety features by helping them feel more comfortable and in better control behind the wheel.

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