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CarFit Check

CarFit Check


The program is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently “fit” their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their “fit”, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. Proper physical accomodation in one’s personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others.

At a CarFit event, the CarFit staff work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. The CarFit staff will not make any modifications to your car but they will send you away with good recommendations on achieving a good “fit”. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.1

Where to Obtain

If you want to take part in a CarFit Checkup go to, or see this linked brochure:

Attached PDF

Who is originally responsible for this Tool?

CarFit is an educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association).

Assessment Comparison Matrix

Overwhelmed by all of the choices and assessment varieties? Included is a handy reference chart that will help in the decision making process.

Assessment Comparison Matrix