- Fran Carlin-Rogers, Senior Transportation Consultant, CarFit
- Aux. Trooper Jo Filice, Florida Highway Patrol, Troop F
In some occasions, a crash or erratic driving may be caused by a vehicle that is not properly adjusted to the driver. Especially for older drivers, simple adjustments or adaptive devices can make all the difference. That’s where CarFit comes in.
CarFit is a national education program where trained volunteers review a standardized checklist of comfort and safety items including mirror position, driver distance, and line of sight in relation to the steering wheel. The outcome may be safety recommendations, discussion of select adaptive devices, and responding to driver questions.
In addition to community applications, CarFit is being embraced by law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and even tow truck companies for their own personnel. This session will review the CarFit program and discuss its applicability to both your community and your agency.