Driving is a complex, fast-paced activity. A typical driver makes 20 decisions per mile, with less than half a second of reaction time to avoid a collision.
At any age, we need to ask ourselves this question: Am I a safe driver? After all, most of us want to make a responsible choice to protect others and ourselves when we drive. Age can affect our ability to sense, decide and act.
Drive Smart’s newest program, The Experienced Driver, will help seniors drive within their abilities as long as is safe and give them resources and tools to help them achieve this goal.
Drive Smart will be bringing CarFit stations to the Evergreen mountain area and train volunteers to become advocates for aging drivers.
CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community.
Upcoming CarFit Events:
Tuesday, June 6th
Evergreen Public Library
5000 County Road 73
1pm – 5pm
Friday, June 30th
Gilpin County Community Center
250 Norton Drive, Black Hawk
10am – 2pm
Saturday, July 22nd
Columbine Public Library
8055 W Bowles Ave, Suite 2T, Littleton (temporary address)
9am – 1pm
For more information visit http://www.car-fit.org
AAA Senior Driving – seniordriving.aaa.com
AARP Driver Safety – www.aarp.org
AAA Roadwiser – roadwiserx.com
DriveSafe Driving School – drivesafecolorado.com
Older Driver Planning Agreement – seniordriving.aaa.com
Colorado Resource Guide for Older Drivers – Older-Driver-Booklet-PRINT-2016-rv1.pdf