The TxDOT Lufkin District will conduct a Car Fit event Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 9-11 am at Morgan Insurance, 3708 S. Medford Drive, Lufkin, to make sure all senior drivers are aware of the proper safety “fit” within their vehicles. The event is open and free to everyone.
TxDOT has determined that drivers, age 65 and older, can discover enhanced safety, mobility and comfort as they drive. The purpose of this safety program is to help determine whether settings on each vehicle are correct and enhanced for a better driving experience.
Car Fit is an interactive and educational program designed to improve driver safety. This event is not a driving test or mechanical inspection and participation is voluntary. It is designed to be an educational check-up for driver enhanced safety. A TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist will check each vehicle using a 12-point list to determine any needed corrections for driving safety.
“We hope seniors and anyone else who would like to will go by and make sure they are making safety a personal priority within their own vehicle,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “It is very important especially for mature drivers to make it their priority. As we age, there are things we can do when we drive to help relieve the stress associated with today’s driving challenges.”
This event is brought to you by the TxDOT Lufkin District and the Mature Driver Program, a partnership between the Texas Department of Transportation and Baylor Scott & White Healthcare, and Morgan Insurance Agency in Lufkin, who is helping sponsor the event.
For more information or to reserve a time for your Car Fit check-up, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call Melissa McKnight, TxDOT traffic safety specialist, at 936-633-4303.
- Rhonda Oaks is the Public Information Officer for the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. A Lufkin native, she is a graduate of Hudson High School and Angelina College. She has a background in print journalism and worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She has received eight Associated Press awards. Her articles have been published in many publications over the past 25 years.