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Participating in CarFit®

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is working hard to help mature drivers find their correct fit... in their vehicles. The Department is now a participant and safety partner in the National CarFit® program, a proactive educational program created by the American Society on Aging, and developed in collaboration with AARP, AAA, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The goals of CarFit® are to:

  • help mature drivers improve the fit of their vehicles for safety and comfort.
  • promote conversations among older adults and families about driving safety and the continued need for mobility options to keep mature people actively participating int he life of their communities.
  • Link mature adults with relevant, local resources that can help ensure they drive safely longer.
DHSMV is training a team of employees to be certified CarFit® technicians who can reach out to mature drivers in the Capital City area to ensure each has:
  • a clear line of sight over the steering wheel
  • adequate space between the front airbag/steering wheel and the driver's breastbone
  • properly adjusted head restraints
  • proper positioning on gas and brake pedals
  • proper safety belt use and fit
  • safe positioning of mirrors to minimize blind spots
CarFit® provides an opportunity for trained technicians and coordinators to open a positive, non-threatening conversations about driver safety, to offer recommendations for adapting vehicles to ensure a safer fit for mature drivers, and to provide valuable community resources to help mature drivers continue to drive for as long as safely possible. for more information about CarFit®, visit To inquire about having your vehicle inspected by a DHSMV CarFit® technician or to find out about becoming a certified technician, e-mail or call (850) 617-2379.

Participating in CarFit®


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