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CarFit is a national program developed through collaboration among AAA, the American Society on Aging, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Using CarFit, GTIPI will help Georgia seniors find out how the effects of aging change the way they fit in their vehicles and how that can affect their driving.

CarFit is designed to give senior drivers a quick, comprehensive check on correct safety belt positioning, distance from airbags, and how well their vehicles suit their abilities. It's FAST, FUN, and FREE!



The number of seniors in Georgia is growing rapidly. People over 65 are the fastest-growing population segment in the U.S. By 2030, one in five drivers will be age 65 or older, which means there will be more than 30 million older drivers on U.S. roads. In May 2006, GTIPI began CarFit in Georgia , the first program of its kind for senior drivers in the state. GTIPI’s goal is to keep seniors driving safely for as long as possible.



CarFit Check Events
2013
October
24
Lithonia
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lou Walker Community Center
2538 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
  To schedule an appointment:
Call GTIPI at 678-413-4281
2014
April
3
TBD
  To schedule an appointment:
Call GTIPI at 678-413-4281
August
27
TBD
  To schedule an appointment:
Call GTIPI at 678-413-4281


CarFit Check Stations
Please call ahead to make an appointment.
Atlanta Residents:
Atlanta Police Department
Community Liaison Unit
(404) 546-2605
Dunwoody Residents:
Dunwoody Police Department
(678) 382-6910
Click here for more information

All Georgia Residents (Statewide):
The University of Georgia
Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute
Conyers, Georgia
1-800-342-9819

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Find a Local CarFit Coordinator:


Are you looking for a local CarFit Coordinator? You can search for a CarFit Coordinator in your area using the link below (PDF download):

Download the statewide CarFit Coordinator list here
Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher required. Don't have it? Click here for a free download from Adobe.

For additional information about CarFit contact Frankie Jones at 678-413-4281, toll-free at 1-800-342-9819, or email fejones@uga.edu .

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To become a Technician or Event Coordinator you must attend a certification training. CarFit orientation programs are intended for professionals who would like to learn about the CarFit materials and are interested in presenting CarFit programs for the community. Professionals are expected to use the information they receive to offer a minimum of two programs in their community.

CarFit Technicians are able to participate in CarFit events hosted by a CarFit Event Coordinator. The training teaches you the three parts of each CarFit event: Check-in, Check-up and Check-out.

Event Coordinators are trained to host CarFit events following proper programmatic procedures. You must be currently certified as a CarFit Technician to be eligible to register for Event Coordinator training. Event Coordinators are able to train CarFit technicians, secure dates and locations for CarFit events, participate in and monitor CarFit events and communicate with the national organizations, AAA, AARP and AOTA.

CarFit Event Coordinator Training

Date

Location

Time
To Register
 2013
October 24
Rockdale / Conyers
9:00am-4:00pm
REGISTER
ONLINE
 2014
April 3
Rockdale / Conyers
9:00am-4:00pm
REGISTER
ONLINE
August 27
Rockdale / Conyers
9:00am-4:00pm
REGISTER
ONLINE
 2015
April 2
Rockdale / Conyers
9:00am-4:00pm
August 27
Rockdale / Conyers
9:00am-4:00pm
 

* Participation in the CarFit event following completion of the CarFit training is required for certification.

** This course is already full.


CarFit Technician Certification

Date

Location

Time
To Register
 2013
October 17*
Rockdale/ Conyers
9:00am-4:00pm
REGISTER
ONLINE

 2014
April 2*
Rockdale/ Conyers
8:30am-5:00pm
REGISTER
ONLINE
August 26*
Rockdale/ Conyers
8:30am-5:00pm
REGISTER
ONLINE
 2014
April 1
Rockdale/ Conyers
8:30am-5:00pm
August 25
Rockdale/ Conyers
8:30am-5:00pm

* Participation in the CarFit event following completion of the CarFit training is required for certification.

** This course is already full.


For more information, contact Frankie Jones, GTIPI Director, by email at fejones@uga.edu or by phone at (678) 413-4281 or toll free at (800) 342-9819.

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Carfit Corner Newsletter


CarFit Corner Archives

bullet CarFit Corner, Volume 2 Issue 2 - June 2010

bullet CarFit Corner, Volume 2 Issue 3 - September 2010

bullet CarFit Corner, Volume 2 Issue 1 - April 2010

bullet CarFit Corner, Volume 1 Issue 1 - December 2009


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Carfit Downloads and Press

bullet Download AAA's CarFit brochure

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For more information about the CarFit program, please CLICK HERE

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