Says Padraic, "We drove only 15,000 miles with the truck and trailer the last three years." Sorry, that was a negative depressing thing to say to you. I would probably speak to someone about whether it's safer for you to have the airbag switched on or off if you are really up against it. I pull my seat all the way up. I am only 4'9". For what it's worth, the car that I had all those years was a 2001 hyundai sonata. I've driven all sorts of cars from small Micras to large BMWs and currently drive a Transporter van. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Legroom Elbow room is great, but legroom is at least as important. I am 5ft 1 and I can only reach the pedals if I have the seat right up at the steering wheel. What conclusions can you draw about why there are fewer laws designed to restrict 18-year-old drivers or force them to take driver’s education? One drives a teeny Ford KA and the other drives a Rover 45 and a Hyundai Accent. They can add you to their policy as a temporary driver. If you cant see over the steering wheel, get a cushion under your butt too. I'm 5'2" and I have had to do the pillow thing in one of the cars I tried to learn in and my current instructors car is a challenge. They like the outskirts of big cities. The file name would be too long for the destination folder. If you know you’re going to be using long file paths and long file names repeatedly, it’s easier to make Windows work for you. Finding a car to fit me was a pain in the ass. I have the lift completely installed except for the rear shocks, but after installing the add a leaf and blocks in the rear the driveshaft appears to be too short. So, if you have an accurate ERD, you can safely round up by millimeter, or round down by 1.5 millimeters on double wall rims where the spokes do not touch the rim tape. My mom is 4'10" and always just used a seat cushion. There’s a great book that I absolutely love by Gary Chapman called The Five Love Languages, where he breaks down the five ways we express and experience love – receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and physical touch. Almost every steering wheel has a latch you can unhinge to adjust the height. edit: The real danger lies in having cases that are too long. My friend who is 4ft 11 drives a fiesta and is fairly close to the wheel but not THAT close and certainly no pillow. =]. Cookies help us deliver our Services. You should be able to find a lever on the steering wheel to lower it out of your line of sight. You can do massive damage to your vehicle if you continue to drive and more importantly, you will be putting you and other motorists at risk. We need to find out about your past work to decide if you can still do it. I also have very tiny feet and when I went to step on the pedal my foot swung under it and missed completely. I drive a two-door civic EX from 2001, which is a very, very tiny car. I couldn't see over the dashboard and the steering wheel was in my field of view. How to Avoid a Flat Other cars I can fit in/drive: 1988 Nissan 300z (barely), 1997 Plymouth voyager, 2004 hyundai Santana fe, 2008 subaru imprezza (barely), 2010 hyundai Tucson, 2013 hyundai veloster, 2013 subaru brz/scion frs. When driving in your car, you can concentrate fully only if you are correctly positioned, well located and at the right distance from the controls. Also, most cars have a lever on the steering column where you can adjust the angle of the steering wheel so you can lower it a bit to see over it. Remove heavy cargo from the vehicle. I've driven three minivans befroe before as well as a Honda Civic, CR-V and my fiance's Ford F-150. "However, a very short period of ‘exercise’ to excuse a long period of inactivity may mean that the person is not engaged in ‘exercise’ but in fact something else." If you are a short person, you have to learn to live with them. I've driven his old mondeo too. It does feel safer to see clearly over the bonnet. 4WD can be dangerous. I am too short to drive safely... Any advice??? Welcome to /r/short, where everyone is fun sized! You also might be able to actually acquire pedals that work better for your feet. Drive short distances on low pressure tires. I've never had issues seeing over the dash or reaching the accelerator. A pillow/cushion would be so useful. Signs Your Clubs are Too Short. You could be on there for a week, or a month, whichever is relevant. Why aren't there more sport bikes made for us shorties?!? you might wanna think about using a caddilac style c/v joint--not the type used in f.w.d. Finding a motorcycle that I could semi reach on and still have lowered the max 5 inches was an even bigger pain in the ass. Life is too short. Some learners find 2 hour lessons a little too long and 1 hour lessons a little too short. I'm shorter than you and have driven all sorts.Agree with sweetem on get a new driving instructor but not on the volvo estate, gosh I couldn't see the bonnet in that one. If you’re unsure which 4 wheel drive system you have, ask a dealer, who can figure it out from your VIN. Not to get stereotypical, but keep in mind that you may have better luck with Asian imports as they're often designed with smaller stature in mind. This makes driving much easier for me. I put on the transfer case lowering kit which got it closer but the driveshaft still looks like its an inch to two inches short. Listed below are frequently asked questions about Step 4 and Step 5 of the process. A tip is to make sure the seat is as 'up' in the air as it can be - most are adjustable (not low down) but that the back reclines a little further back (you don't want the back straight up as it forces you into the wheel). I am 5 1/2" with short legs and can some smaller cars are problematic. Make Windows 10 Accept Long File Paths. Sorry to hijack, but has anybody any idea if that's allowed.? To be safe, driving on a flat tire at all is too far. Have driven everything from a Berlingo, to an LDV transit, tractor and forklift. It is ridiculous. It’s simply a matter of precautionary regulations dictating standards eye care facilities must adhere to. Both times, I had to keep my options open when car shopping and sit in a bunch of different cars to see which could work and which didn't. I am about that height and I never have a problem - I have driven lots of different cars - it is normally just a case of adjusting the seat. I just attempted to copy 184Giga bytes of files to a backup drive. 4' 10" also checking in. It is mostly not a problem though!Oh, and get a new driving instructor - preferably one that treats you with some respect. In addition to the suggestions below, I recommend going to a car lot or two and finding a vehicle that works for you. BUT CAN IT FIT? Next sit with the seat all the way forward, and use a back cushion. Being short you do have to develop your slow speed skills a bit more and become creative in their use. Also, most of driving is muscle memory and depth perception that takes time to acquire. You can use the dir command again to make sure it is gone. Seriously... Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox, Get an exclusive 7% off your next luxury holiday cottage with cottages.com. According to The American Chronicle, long intervals of high-speed driving with low tire pressure can lead to tire failure. A flat tire doesn’t have the same traction or control as it does when it is inflated, and can cause you to … Keep your vehicle on smooth, flat ground and drive as straight as possible to minimize the damage to your rims. Any closer and you risk straining something. No, not too short to ride, you'll just need to find what is comfortable/safe for you. RVers recognize that size can be limiting. I think the most important aspect of a car that fits us shorter people is to have a highly adjustable seat, one where you can adjust both the front and back seat height. And the second biggest thing is to either drive an automatic or drive a manual with a very short clutch throw. Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? When driving in your car, you can concentrate fully only if you are correctly positioned, well located and at the right distance from the controls. So, McElmurry asserted a claim for discrimination on the basis of disability, namely, her short stature. Can I drive to perform exercise in other locations? The issue here is that I'm a 4'8" 21 years old and still don't know how to drive. I have longer legs and a short torso and I drove a truck for a short time. Adjust the seat, or sit on a cushion. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. They are the butt of jokes in friend circles, they can’t reach the upper shelf in the kitchen, and it’s a nightmare when it comes to motoring. Taking into consideration the amount of movement that a rear axle has to have, the driveline is going to have to have about 10" of straight tube at the least. my work colleague is 4ft 11 and she is still able to drive without the need for a pillow, she drives a citeron something rather, so there are cars out there for shorter people.What car do u drive? If you need to drive a short distance on a flat tire, drive slowly and avoid going over 20 miles an hour to avoid putting more pressure on the tire. If you can live with the social death it brings, it is ideal because of the high driving position and the fact it has adjustable seats and an adjustable steering wheel. ), and both drive perfectly well without the aid of cushions and what not. I'm 4'10", so maybe just tall enough in this instance to get by without pedal extensions. They like the outskirts of big cities. I drive a '97 Thunderbird, and all my friends always say I look silly (tiny girl driving a land yacht). You must weigh at least 110 lbs to be eligible for blood donation for your own safety. I drive a 95 Saturn SC. I've had Hondas and Toyotas and they've worked out for me. My Mum's 205, my old 206, DH's Octavia Estate and a van.I have to have the seat pretty much as far forward as it will go but have never needed a cushion! A better solution is to find a car that fits. Keep your vehicle on smooth, flat ground and drive as straight as possible to minimize the damage to your rims. (In fact, you can’t even take a cab home after surgery.) To decide whether you are disabled, we use a five-step process. 4'10" checking in. BUT CAN IT FIT? In a Complaint she filed in federal court, she alleged that her supervisor forced her into a field work position in which she would not be able to drive vehicles because she was too short (4’10”). 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