A legal adviser has shared an important life safety tip for smaller drivers.
The TikTok creator has over 25,000 followers who appreciate the legal advice he shares on the app.
Adrianos Facchetti’s account (@adrianos_facchetti_law) states that he is a personal injury attorney.
He shared a video in which he can be seen in a car announcing driving information that could save the life of a driver on the “short side”.
Facchetti said, “We’ve all heard that to avoid potentially serious injury in a car crash, you have to sit at least 10 inches from the wheel.”
If you’re small and can’t reach the steering wheel or pedals, he warned there’s no such thing as a “perfect solution,” but there are a few things you could try.
1. Slight inclination
People who may be small and who are too close to the steering wheel after sliding the seat back should try recline the seat slightly, the attorney suggested.
“If that makes it difficult to see the road, try elevating your seat or putting a firm, non-slip cushion on the seat,” the TikTok creator added.
If you’re still closer than 10 inches, consider purchasing a steering wheel extender if you can afford it.
“You can buy this online for about $30,” the attorney informed.
“This increases the hub spacing of the car and brings the steering wheel about two to three inches closer to you.”
He also said that someone who is shorter and has trouble reaching their brake and gas pedals could buy a pedal extender.
“Which you can also buy online for about $100,” explained Facchetti.
“This will bring the pedals closer to you as long as you’re at least 4 feet tall.”
3. ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
The legal professional even had a tip for people who are still diving at risky distances.
“Consider buying a vehicle with adjustable pedals,” he said.
Almost 40,000 TikTok users watched the lawyer’s video.
Someone commented, “If this is such a big security risk, automakers need to implement solutions that go beyond ‘buy yourself a $100 extender.’
Facchetti replied, “I agree.”
He added: “Some cars have adjustable pedals. This is becoming more and more common.”