People who have been driving for a while can attest to the fact that, after some time, driving becomes an automatic habit.
You likely don’t spend much time considering your seating position when you get in the car. You may not realize it, but how you are seated during your drive is about more than just remaining comfortable. It can also help you stay safe. Read on to find out how.
Sitting in the correct position while driving keeps you from experiencing muscle fatigue, especially during longer commutes. Muscle fatigue may not sound serious, but it can tire you when driving. This, in turn, impacts your ability to remain awake and alert. Correct posture can keep you focused, decreasing the chances of an accident.
You need to be able to see and move freely and quickly to respond to unexpected behavior from other drivers. If you are not seated correctly, you may not be able to see as well past the steering wheel. In addition, a cramped or improperly positioned foot may not be able to react fast enough.
When you enter the vehicle, make sure that you are seated high enough to see the road and that your legs and feet can move about.
If you are in an accident, good posture enhances your chances of avoiding serious injuries, including whiplash from improper head posture or damage from an airbag hitting the wrong body parts too hard. In this case, taking the time to adjust your positioning can truly save your life.
Make an Effort to Position Yourself Well
You must prioritize proper positioning whenever you enter a vehicle with the intention of driving it. Doing so could help you avoid injury to yourself and your passengers.
To learn more about the best way to position yourself for comfort and safety during your next ride, contact Autosafety Driving School at (813) 875-4809.