JC Senior Center hosts CarFit vehicle safety event

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Seniors took a pit stop in Johnson City Thursday to ensure their safety on the road. 

The Johnson City Senior Center hosted a CarFit Event.

CarFit is a national program developed by AAA and AARP to give a check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together.

Drivers go through a free 12-point checklist that makes sure things such as seatbelts, mirrors, lights and turn signals are all working and used as they should be.

Broome County Health Department Traffic Safety Coordinator Christine Muss says the goal of CarFit is to keep seniors driving as safe as they can for as long as possible. 

“As we age our bodies change; Vision, flexibility, mobility. With those changes we may not accommodate for that in our vehicle. So those are the things we’re looking for is trying to make those adjustments in their cars to accommodate maybe things that have changed in their body,” said Muss.

There was also a Prescription Drug Drop-Off held at the senior center.

Muss says that they try to pair the two services together when they hold an event. 

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