Club Communication Information

Gentle Lions, see fyi the info below about the Rising Sun Lions Club September 8, 2021 Car Safety event.  Our club members are welcome to attend if they wish.

KL Henry Hart

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Subject line:  Drivers “Fit” for Safe Driving?

Dear Fellow Lions,

Older drivers often get a bad rap for being a menace on the road, but data about their safe driving practices reveals quite the contrary.

According to a recent survey from AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, nine in 10 older drivers fasten their seat belts when they get behind the wheel and more than a third have taken driver improvement courses.

Area residents and Rising Sun motorists can follow the lead of more than 30,000 older drivers from around the country who’ve participated in CarFit, a safety program that runs vehicle owners and their cars through a 12-point checklist to assess the fit of a driver’s car for safety settings. Created through a partnership between Rising Sun Lions, AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), CarFit helps promote conversations between older drivers and their families about driving safety and help seniors improve the “fit” of their vehicles.

Rising Sun Lions invites you to join us at the next county CarFit event being held 10:00-1400 on September 8, 2021, at Community Fire Company of Rising Sun.

 At the event, you’ll be able to talk with drivers and see first-hand how trained technicians help drivers with the comfort and safety settings in their car including:

  • A clear line-of-sight over the steering wheel.
  • Adequate space between the front air bag/steering wheel and the driver’s breastbone; properly adjusted head restraints.
  • Proper positioning on gas and brake pedals.
  • Proper seat belt use and fit, and safe positioning of mirrors to minimize blind spots.

If you’d like more information about the event or CarFit, I’m happy to add you to our media distribution list. I can also connect you with subject matter experts to discuss how aging affects America’s driving population and how intervention measures like CarFit can help keep drivers safer behind the wheel.

Thank you for your consideration,

Lion Anthony (Tony) Mattern

443.907.2353

Tony_R_S_Lions_Club [at] zoominternet [dot] net

Lion Anthony (Tony) Mattern

Past President Rising Sun Lions Club

Rising Sun Lion Club Webpage

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