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Students Participate in PennDOT Safe Driving Clinic For Seniors

4/1/2011 —

Clearfield – PennDOT is encouraging senior motorists to attend a CarFit clinic Friday, April 8 at the Best Western Plus Inn and Conference Center in DuBois to ensure they’re driving safely for life.

The clinic, which will run from 1:30 p.m. through 3:30 p.m., is sponsored by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association Inc. in cooperation with Penn State DuBois and the Central PA Highway Safety Network.

Drivers who attend the clinic will learn whether they “fit” their cars well, with trained installers and Penn State DuBois occupational therapy students on hand to ensure the seniors are traveling comfortably and safely.

Drivers can expect technicians to help make small adjustments to components of their vehicles, including the:
-  gas and brake pedals;
-  steering wheel;
-  seat;
-  seat belt; and
-  mirrors.

Clinic appointments can be made by calling Andrea Bierer at 814-490-5833 or online at www.car-fit.org/carfit/ViewEvent/1538

Organizers note that the event is only to assist drivers in “fitting” their cars to them. Participants do not take part in a driving test.

The Central PA Highway Safety Network is supported by federal funds distributed through PennDOT.

Media Contact: Dawn Walls, Safety Press Officer (814) 765-0598
Source: PennDOT Engineering District 2

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