Driving position: how to get settled in the car
27 Nov 2019
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When examining the driver's license, it is essential for the candidate to settle into the driving position. He must not only feel comfortable but also make all the checks relating to the installation, which can bring him up to 2 points during the examination. And if you want to learn more about Ornikar's teaching methods, you just need to consult the opinions of our driving license candidates.

 What is a good driving position?

Getting into the driver's seat properly is essential for all road users. A good driving position allows the driver to:

  • Have good visibility of the road and information provided on the dashboard
  • To have quick access to orders
  • To benefit from better comfort to limit fatigue and muscle cramps

Settling in well is a "bonus" during the practical driving license test. The teacher will come back to it in case of non-compliance with the order given by the examiner, this mainly for safety reasons and so that the aspiring driver can learn to drive a car in the rules of the art.

But if you must especially remember one thing about the correct installation at the driving position, it is that it allows you to see well in front and all around you. This requires a good adjustment of the mirrors, in particular, to have a few blind spots as possible.

Car seat adjustment

In the majority of vehicles, a joystick located under the car seat allows it to be moved back and forth. To find the correct seat position, the driver can step on the left pedal (or clutch pedal). The driver's leg should be slightly bent.

The motorist should use his left leg only for the clutch pedal. When fully depressed on this pedal, his thigh should remain flat on the seat. The user must also remain upright in his seat. He must not have to wiggle or move the pelvis to disengage. The seat can also be adjusted in height, allowing the driver to gain better visibility and greater comfort.

Adjust your steering wheel

If the steering wheel is adjustable in height, it is preferable to adjust it before adjusting the seat back, this using a zipper or a button, most often located on the steering column.

To know if the steering wheel has been adjusted correctly, the user must:

  • be able to see the dashboard indicators
  • ability to move legs without touching steering wheel crown

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