Driving in Uganda is a very challenging experience due to a number of factors like ragged and pothole narrow roads and reckless road users. It becomes harder for short people since it goes beyond the fore mentioned factors to even the driving technical factors as vehicles are made for people with moderate height.
Therefore short people are at a very high risk of getting problems while driving in Uganda and for that reason, here are some of the useful driving tips for short persons.
Adjust the driver seat
When short in stature, you have to find the right position for the driver seat. The seats are adjustable so you can move them from one position to another to get the best position for you to drive the car.
Sit high with cushion
When one puts a cushion in the driver seat in particular a short person, he/she will have a better position to drive the car as he/she is in the best position to hold the steering and also look around what is coming at the front and also behind through the mirrors. Always choose the perfect cushion size for your height as these may differ from size to size. Buying the wedged cushion is always the perfect thing to do as it is firm and does not move while seated on it.
Find your blind area
This is a very important tip. When short is commendable for you to discover where your vision of object stops while in the driver seat. This is done by making a friend move around the car as you look through the mirror to try to find where your vision stops. If you find any of your blind spots, try to mark them as they will help to ascertain where you will place the cushion in the driver seat.
Reaching the pedal areas is hard for persons of short stature. So if you cannot properly reach the brakes and the accelerator of the car. It is best for to inform the car rental company about your problem so that they can buy a pedal extender so that your foot can steadily have a firm stamp on the pedals. The extenders are very cheap and helpful but these vary in size so as person renting a car you have to contact the car rental company to get your size in advance. With that tip you can full control of the pedals which are one of the controllers used in driving.
As a car rental company Self Drive in Uganda tries to help its esteemed customers and would be customers to bring the best driving tips in Uganda so that a traveler can have a best experience in Uganda.