TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It was all about "getting around" at a local college Friday.
The subject was transportation, and the goal? Driving safely with a focus on the elderly.
Florida has the highest percentage of senior citizens in the U.S. and that number is on the rise, which experts say presents a problem when it comes to transportation and accessibility to transport for the elderly.
That is why FAMU-FSU College of Engineering hosted its 5th annual Transportation Day for the Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population.
Through research, education and outreach the center is trying to solve those transportation problems.
At Friday's event, they shared their research findings with the public, held panel discussions and had fun interactive activities like the rollover simulator.
Transportation Day also focused on young drivers.
Students from Florida A&M University Development Research School attended the event. The focus was on education about safe driving. There was also a session on careers in transportation for teens.