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APD will host a CarFit Event for Senior Drivers
Posted Date: 8/14/2012 4:30 PM
Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

  Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Carlos Campos, APD Public Affairs Manager
404-546-4212, office
404-617-5073, cell
cacampos@atlantaga.gov

Scheree Moore, APD Public Affairs Asst. Manager
404-546-6874, office
scmoore@atlantaga.gov 


News Release

CarFit Event for Senior Drivers

“Ensuring that Atlanta Senior Drivers ‘Fit’ Their Vehicles Properly"

On Wednesday, August 15, 2012, the Atlanta Police Department, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, will host a CarFit event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility located at 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.

CarFit is a national program developed through collaboration among AAA, the American Society on Aging, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.  CarFit offers senior drivers in the community a quick, comprehensive check on correct safety belt position, distance from airbags, and how well their vehicles suit their abilities.  In addition, the event will provide information to Atlanta senior drivers on how the effects of aging can affect their driving.  Although this event is targeting senior drivers, no one will be turned away. 

A team of trained technicians and officers from the Atlanta Police Department’s Community Liaison Unit will work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety.  The check will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  It is fast, fun and free.

A full-service police agency, the Department has adopted a community-oriented policing philosophy and relies heavily upon community input and collaborative problem-solving strategies. It is through heightened community involvement in public safety matters that the Atlanta Police Department will most effectively address its many priorities, including, but not limited to youth-related crime, domestic violence and the fight against crime in Atlanta.

With an authorized strength of more than 2,000 sworn officers, the Atlanta Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia, and a dedicated, high-profile force for positive change in our communities.

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The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community.