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Bad backs blamed on seat adjustment

DRIVERS who try to hand back vehicles because they claim the seats are hurting their backs just don’t know how to sit properly, fleet managers heard.

Each year, hundreds of cases of bad backs are reported among drivers, many because employees have to cover high mileages and spend long periods in the car. But rather than the pain being caused by bad seat design, drivers could be at fault because they are failing to adjust their seats properly, the London West region of ACFO, the fleet operators’ association heard.

The meeting heard that advice on seating is available at www.drivingergonomics.com.

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