As a long-time safety advocate for motorists of all ages, CAA Saskatchewan is proud to host CarFit clinics in partnership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and support from Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists.
What is a CarFit Clinic
The CarFit program recognizes that older drivers are often the safest drivers. They are more likely to wear their seatbelts, less likely to speed, plus less likely to drive impaired. However, as drivers mature, age-related changes in vision, flexibility, strength, and range of motion can make drivers less comfortable and reduce their control behind the wheel. CarFit provides education to assist mature drivers in understanding and applying the built-in safety features of their vehicle. Today’s vehicles have many features that offer enhanced restraints and protection, yet many mature drivers are unaware of those features or how to use them properly. CarFit helps to identify how the fit of your vehicle can affect your driving and how minor adjustments and adaptations can assist your changing needs.
Learn how to improve your safety behind the wheel
At a CarFit clinic, a team of trained CarFit technicians will work one-on-one with the driver demonstrating how to properly adjust mirrors, seat, steering wheel, head restraint plus more tips to help stay safe behind the wheel. During a CarFit checkup, the driver remains in the vehicle for most of the time. At the end of the 12-point checkup, occupational therapists can help with individual needs and provide information about local resources to help with driver safety.
While more driving experience is a good thing, so is the awareness that some age-related changes are inevitable. CAA along with Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, has developed an online resource for seniors and their loved ones. Use the toolkit to assess fitness to drive under different conditions, maintain driving confidence as you age, and take concrete steps to modify driving habits if needed. Learn More.
CarFit Registration Form
Please complete the form below and we will contact you to set up an appointment when there is a CarFit clinic near you.