AAA East Central and its safety partners are hosting two programs in the Pittsburgh area to help senior motorists check how well their vehicles “fit” them. Older adult drivers will arrive at the CarFit events in their own vehicles, and trained technicians will help them through a 12-point checklist. Some of the key areas that will be highlighted are adjusting mirrors to blind spots, foot positioning on the gas and brake pedals, a seat that fits comfortably, and proximity to the steering wheel.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers 65 years and older accounted for 18 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2016. Because of their fragility, seniors have the highest crash death rate per mile of everyone except teenagers.
WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday, October 9 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Medic Rescue Ambulance Co. (former Belgin Ford)
313 Bridge Street, Beaver, PA
Sponsored by: AAA East Central, Senator Elder Vogel Jr., Medic Rescue, PennDOT, AARP, and the Allegheny County Health Department.
Thursday, October 11 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cranberry Twp. Building
2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township
Sponsored by: AAA East Central, Cranberry Twp. Police and EMS, AARP, and the University of Pittsburgh Occupational Therapy Department.
AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 80 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members. Past news releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
For More Information, Contact:
Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com