Accommodating temperture restrictions what questions to ask
You may have to readjust the seat height to get better control of the pedals. Seat cushion angle - tilt the seat cushion until your thighs are supported along the full length of the cushion without there being pressure at the back of your knees. Seat back rest - adjust the back rest until it supports the full length of your back when you are sitting upright.
If you are leaning too far back, you may end up bending your head and neck forward, which may cause muscle fatigue, neck or shoulder pain, tingling in the fingers, etc. Lumbar support - adjust the lumbar support up-and-down and in-and-out until you feel an even pressure along your back from the hips to shoulder height.
If your vehicle has a standard (manual) transmission, you must use the other foot on the clutch and one arm and hand to operate the gear shift.
In addition, your body experiences up-and-down vibrations from the car travelling on uneven or bumpy road surfaces and the body moves sideways when you turn on corners.
A seat belt alone can protect drivers from injury in slow speedcollisions, without the air bag deploying.
The steering wheel column should not interfere with leg movement or bump the knees when getting in and out of the vehicle or while steering and operating the pedals.
You may also wish to make small adjustments to the seat from time to time if you are driving for long periods of time.
To be comfortable while driving, look for features such as the interior of the vehicle designed to provide postural and thermal comfort, sufficient "room" or space, acceptable noise levels, and adjustable features that allow the driver to fit the vehicle to their needs.
A vehicle's interior must be adjustable so drivers of different heights and shapes can: The driver should have sufficient room (25 - 30 cm or 10 - 12 in) between the steering wheel and his or her chest (breast bone) in order for the seat belt and air bag to provide the maximum safety protection in case of a crash.