The old Jags had a telescoping adjustment steering wheel. This is more
useful than the tilt steering wheel feature found on today's cars.
A telescoping wheel allows you to slide the driver's seat farther back
until the pedals are just in the right geomety, then you adust the wheel
for comfort and control.
Let's see this telescoping feature combined with tilt on American cars, GM,
Ford, and D-C.
My 2007 Fusion has a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. So did my 2004
Thunderbird (and it was power operated besides). Many other Fords have power
adjsutable pedals. These have essentally the same net benefit. Maybe you
should go look at a Ford.
I blame the stinking air bags. Carmakers now FORCE you to drive with the
wheel a mile away and your elbows painfully locked straight, hardly the
position for optimum control of the car. If you assumed a proper driving
position with the wheel nearer your chest and your elbows comfortably
bent (and thus capable of applying quick, forceful input to the wheel
in an emergency), you'd be a better driver but you'd risk the air-bomb
crushing your ribs. :-/
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 23:50:17 +0100, a rock fell the sky, hitting George
Orwell on the head, and inspiring the following:
I dunno - what happens when you're driving and your knees push the wheel
a little to hard?
You figure, you've got the blackberry/phone/pda in one hand, a burger/
taco/wrap in the other and at least one knee on the wheel. If you push to
hard, the wheel might give, thus potentially causing a loss of control
I don't think this is a good idea.
No flames here.
Heard on the radio news the other day, the people's republic of NJ was
considering a bill to out law text messaging while driving. To go along with
the no cell phone ban in place now.
How about a IQ test along with the vision test for license applicants
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