The driver leaves with recommended car adjustments and adaptations, a list of resources, such as local occupational therapy and driver-safety courses, and greater peace of mind. The most typical adjustment is to position the mirrors correctly.
This inspection is done with the senior sitting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with the gear shift in “park.”
At no time does staff or volunteers do any tests while the vehicle is in motion. They will not test any driver’s ability to drive, nor do they attempt to gauge anyone’s driving skill behind-the-wheel in any form or fashion.
Police said they just want to make sure the senior can use his or her vehicle’s safety equipment to its maximum benefit.
Inspections take 12 to 15 minutes per car and involve using trained CarFit technicians as well as occupational therapists.
For more information, contact MPO Teddy Wilson at 366-5438 or MPO Thomas Zermeno at 366-5267.
— Transcript Staff
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