Franconia Station CarFit event at Greenspring


    

Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/stations/franconia
Date Released 08/23/2013
Contact:MPO Jim Reid / 703-922-8263
Information Bulletin: CarFit event at greenspring

 Franconia Station CarFit event at Greenspring

                  

On August 8, 2013  Officers from the Franconia District Station conducted a “CarFit” pilot program at the Greenspring Retirement Community  in Springfield. CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them and provides suggestions for proper alignment of vehicle equipment to improve safety.  The program started with a short overview session and discussion in the classroom. Participants  then moved to the parking lot where CarFit technicians assisted them in setting up their personal vehicles for better safety. This included such things as adjustments of mirrors, seats, and steering wheels to fit the driver. Once their vehicles were set up properly, they got a chance to test the new settings. Police Driver Training Instructors set up a short cone course to practice backing skills, as errors in backing a vehicle is a large contributor to accidents.

 

The Franconia District plans to expand the program in the near future.

 

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To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711

 

 

 

 

 


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