Do you have a good driving position?
Do you slump, lean or grip? These habits can all put strain on your body and cause pain.
Most of us now spend around 10 hours a week, approximately 3 FULL YEARS of our life driving! So it’s about time we took stock and thought about our driving position.
So what should you do?
1) Raise your seat height if you can, ideally your hips should be slightly higher than your knees.
Be careful though – you need about 8cm between your thighs and your steering wheel and again between the top of your head and the roof of your car.
2) Adjust the seat back so that it supports your entire back – you should feel it from your shoulders to the base of your spine.
3) Adjust your headrest so that the top of it is level with the top of your head.
4) Adjust the seat forwards or backwards you should be able to use your clutch with your back still fully rested upon the seat.
5) Adjust your steering wheel, your elbows should be bent just in front of you.
As with any prolonged activities – it is so important to take regular breaks. On long journeys stop every 2 hours for a walk or a stretch.