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June 15, 2013

For proper posture while driving, move your seat close enough to the pedals so that your knees are bent. A 90-degree angle would be too bent, and anything more than 130 degrees would be too straight. (Make sure your body is at least 13 inches away from the steering wheel in case your air bag deploys.) Your lower back should be against the back of the seat. Sit in an upright or slightly reclining position. Adjust the headrest so your head is actually resting against it. Jerry Scannell is shown buckling up in Itasca, Illinois, in this 1998 file photo. (John Dziekan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)