You might have heard a lot lately about the importance of ergonomics when you’re sitting at your desk at work. While it is true that sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on your body, one place we sit has not gotten the attention it deserves: the driver’s seat. The average American spends almost 300 hours behind the wheel every year.
Unlike sitting at a desk those hours driving include constant bumps and vibrations from the road that can slowly take a toll on your body. Not only can a properly adjusted seat make you comfortable, it will also keep you safer in the event of a crash. An improperly adjusted seat can lead to whiplash or the airbag not deploying properly.
An ergonomically adjusted driver’s seat can be the difference between a painful driving experience, and a safe and comfortable one. Even if you think you have your seat adjusted properly, you might want to check again. Everything from the angle of the head restraint to the tilt of the seat bottom can make a huge difference to your comfort and safety.
Check out this infographic to learn how to adjust your driver’s seat the ergonomic way.