28th October 2019

saferide4kids
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Where should a car seat be placed?

A study published in Pediatrics, showed for children newborn to 3 years old sitting in the center rear seat is 43% safer than sitting on the side in the back. It was found that the most common location in the vehicle for a car seat was the rear passenger side (41% of parents put the child's car seat here).

Beside this, how far should you be away from the steering wheel?

Move your seat back as far as you can while still comfortably reaching the pedals. You should be at least 10 inches from the steering wheel, from your breastbone to the center of the wheel.

How should your side mirrors be positioned?

To adjust the driver's side-view mirror, place your head against the left side window and set the mirror so you can just barely see the side of the car in the mirror's right side. To adjust the passenger's side-view mirror, position your head so that it is just above the center console.

What position should you hold the steering wheel?

For decades, the standard instruction was that drivers should hold the steering wheel at the 10 and 2 positions, as envisioned on a clock. This, it turns out, is no longer the case. In fact, driving that way could cost you your arms or hands in particularly gruesome ways if your airbag deploys.
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