How to sit in a car

proper seating position
Few drivers know the proper way to sit in a their car

Very few drivers realize the role a proper seating position plays in the safe operating of a motor vehicle. The relationship to the airbag, and controls is critical. Visibility and the ability to remain in place during emergency maneuvers are other factors.

When entering a vehicle for the first time, take a few moments to ensure proper seat positioning.

The first step is to adjust the fore/aft direction. Make sure your bottom is placed as far back in the seat as possible, with your back firmly pressing against the backrest. From this position move the seat forward or back until you can comfortably place your right foot on the floorboards “behind” the brake pedal with your knee slightly bent.

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About Richard 166 Articles
At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.