Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2015

Union County Offers CarFit Vehicle Safety Event for Seniors

CarFit-logoThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites senior residents to participate in a free CarFit event to help ensure mature drivers fit their vehicles properly.

On Wednesday, September 30, from Noon to 3 p.m., personnel from the County’s Public Safety Department will team up with AAA to conduct a CarFit event at the Garwood First Aid Squad, located at 401 Second Avenue in Garwood.

“The Freeholder board is pleased to provide vehicle safety services for our communities,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “A proper fit in one’s car can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the safety of others.”

CarFit is a national program aimed at helping senior drivers in the community find their safest fit in their personal vehicle.

A team of trained technicians will work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. The event offers drivers a quick, comprehensive check on correct safety belt position, distance from airbags, mirror alignment, and how well their vehicles suit their abilities. It’s a simple checklist that only takes a few minutes to complete.

Union County’s CarFit team is the same team that runs the County’s Child Safety Seat Inspection program, which has helped thousands of County residents over the years.

For more information about the September 30 CarFit event or other public safety programs, visit ucnj.org or Car-Fit.org or call the County’s Public Safety Department at 908-789-6830.

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