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CarFit for older drivers
Modern cars have a lot of adjustable
features for comfort and safety but
drivers often don’t know how to
CarFit is a free programme that shows
older drivers how to set-up their
car so they are in the best position
physically, have the greatest range of
vision and can access all the controls.
This is particularly beneficial for older
drivers as, while they are among
the safest drivers on the road, our
bodies become much more fragile
as we age and being in a correctly
set-up car helps drivers stay safe
and feel more confident behind the
wheel. There are also many devices
that can make using a car easier
for people with health or mobility
issues and CarFit can provide advice
CarFit programmes are run regularly
throughout the country, and in
Nelson they are organised and
facilitated by Age Concern Nelson. To
find out more about them and when
they’re being run, please contact
Age Concern on 03 544 7624, or
email Caroline Budge at ageconcern.
No driver attending a CarFit
programme risks losing their licence
or being ordered off the road. The
aim of the programme is to help
people stay independent and drive
safely and enjoyably.
What happens at a CarFit check
‘I was very impressed with how
knowledgeable, courteous and helpful
the technicians and OT were. It was very
interesting and I think everybody who has a car
should do one. I do feel safer driving now, and
have a better feeling about my car.’
A CarFit check takes about 20 minutes
with trained community volunteers
and/or health professionals working
with each participant to ensure
they “fit” their vehicle properly for
maximum comfort and safety.
CarFit technicians check things like:
• Adjusting the driver’s seat to the best
position for the driver to control the car
and have optimum field of vision
• Adjusting the steering wheel and seat
belt to be comfortable and safe
• Whether the driver is using all their
mirrors to minimise blind spots
• Whether a driver is aware of other
safety features in their vehicle and
how to use them
• Any risks or comfort issues particular
to the driver and tips for how to
manage them. For example, a
technician might suggest regular
eye check-ups, or a particular type of
adaptive equipment that can assist
getting in and out of the vehicle
more easily, or equipment that can
increase the driver’s field of vision
when seat positioning cannot be
Importance of CarFit
Older drivers are among the most
safety-conscious drivers on our
roads because they are more likely
to wear their seatbelts and less likely
to speed or drink and drive.
Unfortunately, when a crash does
occur, older drivers are more likely to
be seriously injured or killed because
of their greater physical fragility.
Older drivers can improve their
safety by ensuring their cars are
properly adjusted for them. A proper
fit in your car can greatly increase
your own safety and comfort and the
safety of friends and family who may
be your passengers.
Benefits for older drivers
The programme offers older drivers
a 12 Point Check-Up of how well they
personally “fit” their vehicle. It also
provides related information and
recommendations that can improve
their safety as drivers and enhance
their mobility in the community.
People who have a CarFit Check-
Up are better informed about their
vehicle and about advice, products
and services that can help them
drive safely for longer.
CarFit is a community education
programme which is free to drivers.
For the next CarFit programme contact
Sue Tilby at Age Concern on 544 7624.
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