News Story

 

Camarillo Police Department/ CarFit Program
2/23/2012 2:31:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

CarFit

Report Number:

N/A

Location:

Camarillo Police Department - 3701Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA

Date & Time:

3/10/12 from 0900 AM to 1200 PM

Unit Responsible:

Community Resource Unit

Narrative:

CarFit is a first-of-its-kind program that could make a lifesaving difference to both older drivers and their loved ones.  Developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, CarFit is the first program to offer older adults the opportunity to check how their personal cars 'fit' them. The Camarillo Police Department will be conducting CarFit on Saturday 3/10/12 from 900 AM to 1200 PM at the Camarillo Police Department

 

Trained CarFit technicians will lead older drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommend car adjustments and adaptations and offer community specific resources and activities that could make their cars 'fit' better or enhance their safety.

 

People over 65 are the fastest-growing population in the United States. By 2030, one in

five drivers will be age 65 or older, which means there will be more than 30 million older

drivers on our roads. Because of their fragility, seniors have the highest crash death rate

per mile of everyone except teenagers.

 

This service is free of charge, but an appointment is necessary. Please call Senior Deputy

Sean Britt at 805-388-5130 to make an appointment or for further questions.

 

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Senior Deputy Sean Britt #3572

Media Release Date:

2/23/12

Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Britt #3572 805-388-5130

Approved by:

Captain Bruce Macedo