Mature Driver Safety


Having the proper fit inside your vehicle can make a big difference and help protect you and those around you!

The Health District provides CarFit, an educational program developed by AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, you’ll get information and resources on how you can enhance your safety in the driver’s seat.

• Helps older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle
• Highlight actions they can take to improve their fit
• Promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility

Three quick examples underscore the importance of road safety to the CarFit program, which reviews twelve key areas of the driver’s fit to the personal vehicle.
Example one: Knowing how to properly adjust one’s mirrors can greatly minimize blind spots for drivers who may wish to change lanes.
Example two: Good foot positioning on the gas and brake pedals is important. If the driver is reaching with his or her toes to press on the pedals, it can cause fatigue in one’s leg and slowed reaction times.
Example three: Drivers run a risk of serious injury if they are sitting closer than 10 inches to the steering wheel.


Request a CarFit Checkup!

CLICK HERE to request an appointment at an upcoming event, or a private appointment with technician at the Delaware Public Health District.