We may not realize it, but having the right driving position when driving can literally save our lives and keep other vehicles on our road safe. Certainly, the correct adjustment of the seat is the most important in order to be able to drive properly and efficiently.
In some cases, however, there are some things that may escape us, and some that will save us from something sudden.Driving position is something we need to take seriously, and today's article was written on it.
Driving Position: The Secrets You Do Not Know
Let's start from the basics. Initially, the reclining position of the seat is by no means safe. The position of our seat must always be in an upright position.
In addition, depending on the car, the seat settings can be several and this tempts us to adjust the seat in a way that seems convenient but is not safe. For example, there is usually an adjustment of the seat angle and a length adjustment, ie an adjustment for the distance of the seat from the pedals. Our only concern here should be that our feet can take advantage of the entire pedal route.
The second thing to look at is the angle of the hands. When the angle of the hands is 100 to 110 degrees, then this facilitates driving and direct handling of the steering wheel, resulting in the driver reacting to anything sudden more immediately and effectively.
On the feet, the ideal and most relaxing angle is 100 to 120 degrees.
If the angle of the legs is small, then the driver's knees are very close to the dashboard, making it easier to injure in the event of a collision.
As for the steering wheel, in most cars we can adjust the height of the steering wheel, as well as there is a telescopic adjustment, ie to the depth of the steering wheel. In any case, the correct and safest adjustment and position of the steering wheel is the one in which the rim does not hide the instruments.
Here it is very important to make sure that the steering wheel is not too low but at a suitable height, so that the movement of the hands and feet is comfortable.
In addition, what really determines whether we have adjusted the driving position correctly and whether we are ready to start driving is the visibility provided by the position we have chosen in terms of mirrors.
It is very important to adjust both the driving position and the mirrors in such a way that we have the maximum possible field of view. This of course applies to both interior and exterior mirrors.
If you see part of your vehicle from your side mirrors then they are adjusted incorrectly and you have to readjust them because there is a risk of a car accident!
Finally, something very important that in no case should we ever miss is the seat belt.
It is now necessary and understandable to always wear a seat belt, whether we are sitting in the front or rear seats. Even for short distances, the seat belt literally saves lives, and it is something we should not miss.
If the seat belt is not adjusted correctly, it may cause a sudden braking injury or an accident.
The belt should not come in contact with the neck, nor should it be at the limits of the shoulder. Unfortunately, many drivers still neglect their seat belts today, especially when traveling short distances. However, it is the most necessary measure in order to stay safe while driving.
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