Step 1: Adopting the correct posture once stepping into your car is a crucial component in preventing neck and back pain from arising. There are many factors that can be changed/modified to prevent from this occurring. The first step is ensuring your car size is suitable for your stature. Buying a car that is too small or too large in proportion to your body size won’t be sufficient in adjusting other factors within the car.

driving posture

driving posture

Step 2: Adjust the height of your seat until your hips line up with your knees and position yourself so you’re not crouching down or extending your neck to get a clear view of the traffic ahead. A pillow can also be placed under your seat if the seat doesn’t increase high enough.

driving posture

Step 3: Adjust the seat forwards so that you can reach and completely depress all of the pedals with your back still making contact with the seat. A 20-30 degree bend in your knees is usually permitted to achieve this and your heels should be resting on the floor

Step 4: Tilt your seat to a comfortable position between 10-20 degrees backwards.

driving posture

driving posture

Step 5: You can purchase a lumbar support attachment for your car that will allow you low back to rest on the chair as well.

driving posture

Step 6: Adjust the headrest so the top of it is in line with the top of your head to allow a perfect neck posture.

driving posture

Step 7: Adopt a nice upright posture and be cautious not to slouch forward.

driving posture

Step 8: The steering wheel should be positioned at shoulder level with your arms bent at 120 degrees.

Step 9: Adjust side and rear view mirrors to ensure you don’t have to change your posture when observing your surroundings

driving posture

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