National Driver’s Ed Program Helps Older Drivers in QC

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CarFit, a national education program, spent time in the Quad Cities on Saturday, September 14th, 2013.

The organization was at Genesis Medical Center on East Rusholme Street in Davenport from 11am-2:30pm.

Events are held all over the country and helps older adults properly adjust items like their mirrors and car seats so they are safe while driving.

"Older drivers are normally the safest drivers, but if that person was in an accident, they are going to possibly not have a good outcome as a younger person would," says Gretchen Cluff, a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. "If we can keep seated safely and protected as best as possible, then hopefully we can keep them driving longer and safer."

Other CarFit events show that more than one-third of seniors have at least one critical safety issue with their vehicle.