Ensuring car safety course Sept. 6

Published 2:57 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Meeting Place, senior recreation center, at 75 Carmel Lane in Columbus will sponsor a CARFIT event on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those wishing to participate in the free activity should call the center at 828-894-0001 to make reservations.
As a group, older drivers are typically safe drivers. They are more likely to wear their seat belts and are less likely to drink and drive. They do, however, as a group leave a higher fatality rate during crashes. There are ways to adapt your car and to adjust your “fit” within it to reduce your risk of injury during a crash.
During a CARFIT event, trained technicians work with drivers to ensure that they “fit” their personal vehicle properly, using a professionally developed 12-part checklist to make adjustments and offer suggestions that will improve their safety behind the steering wheel.
For more information, call William Boyd at 828-859-7605.
– article submitted by William Boyd

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