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Comfortable Sitting Position

How to get a comfortable sitting position? Cockpit Drill

At the point when you get into the drivers seat, before you get off you should do the accompanying checks. They should be done in the accompanying request. Entryway, Seat, Mirrors, Seat Belt.


It is the drivers duty to ensure that all entryways including the boot are shut appropriately. Current vehicles will caution you as sound or blazing light in the instrumental board if any of the entryways isn't shut appropriately. It's a smart thought to utilize youngster lock if there are kids going in the vehicle.



You have to feel great while having the option to arrive at all the controls without extending your appendages. Driving while sitting in a poor position may not permit you to utilize your hand and foot controls as successfully. It can likewise return your under strain and cause damage. Sitting excessively near the directing wheel can be hazardous in an impact and will make controlling troublesome.

Current vehicles have 4 seat modifications. Flat (in reverse and advance), Height, Back rest, and Head Restraint. You should utilize every one of these changes in accordance with locate a happy with driving position.


Finding a comfortable driving position 

  • Raise the seat as high as you can without your head contacting the rooftop.
  • Push the seat ahead so you can press the grasp completely without extending your left leg. Ensure you can utilize break and quickening agent easily as well.
  • Lean back the backrest to where your shoulders and upper back are laying easily on the seat and your arms are somewhat twisted when you hold the guiding wheel. Two hands ought to hold the guiding wheel at 'ten minutes to two' position.
  • Change the tallness and reach of the guiding wheel with the goal that your hands while holding the directing wheel rest marginally lower than your shoulders. Ensure the wheel or your hands don't deter the perspective on the instrument board.
  • Recollect the head limitation is there to forestall whiplash wounds so it is significant it is situated effectively. The base of the limitation ought to be level with the base of your skull where it meets the highest point of the neck, and the restriction ought to be about an inch away from the rear of your head while driving.




Adjust your Centre mirror (Inside mirror) and side mirrors (Left and Right) correctly.

    • Centre Mirror: Should be adjusted so as to get the best view of the rear. Normally you should be able to see both drivers and front passengers’ head restraint and top and bottom of rear windscreen without having to move your head unnecessarily. 
    • Side Mirrors: Should be able to see mainly the road on the sides and less of your own car body.
    • As you may notice the images in the Side mirrors are diminished hence will look smaller and further away than what they actually are. This may lead to misjudgement of space and size if not familiar with. Centre mirror will show you the correct image so check the Centre mirror first before you check the side mirrors.


Put your seatbelt on. Remember the laws states that whilst driving a car you must wear your seatbelt at all times, except when performing a reversing manoeuvre or if you have a medical exemption certificate. For solace and wellbeing you ought to change the stature of the safety belt so the belt gives a firm weight over the highest point of your correct shoulder, with no hole between the belt and the front of your shoulder. Check there are no twists when putting on the seat belt. It’s easy to test if your seatbelt is working fine. Just pull it quickly with one hand and it should stop if working fine.