Event in Owosso helps improve driver safety

A student-run event in Owosso this spring is aimed at improving vehicle safety, particularly for older drivers.

Safety experts say older drivers are more likely to wear seatbelts, and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However they are more likely to be injured in crashes than younger drivers.

Donna Frollo is the academic fieldwork coordinator for the occupational therapy assistant program at Baker College. She’s an organizer for the upcoming Car Fit program which is intended to improve safety for older drivers through very practical training.

“How to adjust your seat properly, the steering wheel and the mirrors, and how to make sure you can use your hazard lights effectively because you know every car they’re different, so it’s making sure you’re familiar with all those settings.”

Frollo says the Car Fit event is heavily student run. Students in the occupational therapy program will check the vehicles and assist participants.

The Car Fit event is scheduled for May 9th from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at Baker College’s Owosso campus, 1020 S. Washington St. More information can be found by clicking here.