CarFit Aims to Make Driving Safer for Elderly in Little Rock

Driving is a privilege that can help keep elderly Americans independent and active, but the chances of being involved in an automobile accident increases as we age. In fact, data indicates that 15 motorists over age 65 are killed and another 5,000 are injured each day as the result of car accidents.

To help reduce the number of elderly individuals who are injured or killed in Little Rock car accidents, an event called CarFit to promote motor vehicle safety among the elderly is being held this weekend. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Baptist Health Medical Center.

Representatives from Baptist told reporters for THV 11 News that the event will feature information geared toward helping the elderly stay safe while driving. This includes:

  • Helping the elderly address blind spots on their vehicles.
  • Establishing safe driving postures and positions.
  • Tips on how to enter and exit vehicles safely.

Participants will spend roughly 20 minutes with a certified vehicle inspector to determine if there are any ways the vehicle can be made safer. Inspectors can then recommend some certain devices that can help make operating a vehicle a little easier for the elderly.

Other ways elderly drivers can stay safe is to regularly undergo vision and hearing examinations to ensure their senses aren’t impaired.

The Little Rock personal injury lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton understand the dangers older citizens face behind the wheel  and encourage elderly drivers to consider attending this event to help keep them safe on the road.

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