There are many outreach efforts Abby Services is proud to participate in. One example is a program called Car Fit. This program was originally brought to the Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lee County area by Abby Services and the Lee County Sheriffs office. Their efforts were supported largely in part by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. Through Car Fit and Car Fit events, seniors are evaluated and encouraged to make changes to be safer more effective drivers by helping to make sure their car fits them.
So why would Abby Services want to help with Car Fit? Older drivers are often the safest drivers because they are more likely to wear their seatbelts, and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies. Older drivers can improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them.
At a CarFit event, a team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.one’s car can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others. That is the intent and focus of the Car Fit Program.
Want to attend a Carfit event? You can click here or on the “Find an Event” link on the menu on the left to view an up-to-date listing of CarFit events scheduled throughout the country, or in your area. If no events are listed, please check back for new postings by trained CarFit volunteers near you. For more information email us at [email protected]