UF PHHP to host CarFit vehicle check

Mechanic car vehicle inspection check

UF College of Public Health and Health Professions students will host CarFit on Friday, a free educational program that will offer free 12-point vehicle check to older drivers. 

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center (5701 N.W. 34th St., Gainesville). All ages are welcome.

Trained students will go through a 12-point checklist with drivers on their vehicles and make recommended adjustments, which include adequate space from the steering wheel, properly adjusting head restraints and appropriate seatbelt use.

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An occupational therapist will also be on hand to provide information about how to maintain and strengthen driving health.

CarFit is a national program provided by the UF Department of Occupational Therapy. The national sponsors include AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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