Free car fittings for seniors

DOWNEY – Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is hosting a free “CarFit” event for seniors on April 16, where seniors ages 55 and older can learn how a proper fit can greatly increase their comfort and safety inside an automobile. Participation in the program is free but appointments are necessary by calling Mary Hernandez at (562) 401-7464.

The CarFit program is designed to give a quick, comprehensive check by occupational therapists, senior living specialists and traffic safety health educators on how well a senior driver and their vehicle work together.

“Unless seniors make adjustments, those changes may make older drivers less comfortable and reduce control behind the wheel,” said Anita Lorz Villagrana, the Auto Club’s community relations and traffic safety team lead.

California has no upper driving age limit and state law prohibits the DMV from using age alone to require a behind-the-wheel test at renewal.

However, motorists 70 or older must renew their license in person rather than through the mail.



Published: April 3, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 51