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CarFit Minnesota: Community Engagement in Action.

Author: 
Stern, Erica.

Seniors tend to be safe drivers. But as we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion, size, and height can make us less comfortable and more vulnerable to injury from even minor collisions. Simple adjustments or devices can improve driver safety and comfort dramatically. These include small changes in mirrors to minimize blind spots, and in seat height and distance from steering wheels to improve sight lines and reduce risks from airbag deployment. This article reports on an effort to train occupational therapy students at the University of Minnesota to help seniors and other drivers adjust their cars for optimal fit, and to bring this information to Minnesotans through a free national program called CarFit.

Journal: 
CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
2008
Publisher: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
Sponsor: 
CAP
Pages: 
38 (3-4): 10-11
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CURA call number: 
Reporter 38 (3-4)

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