Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne Australia
Re: Sun visors in BA
The problem (not limited to the BA) is that most of the locally built cars seem to be built for those of short stature.
Lots of seat adjustment upwards, but not enough in the direction of your bum. I am not anything like a 2metre tall giant but run into headroom problems with most of the locals.
Is it my big head (brain?) or my short arms and legs?
Last few local cars I have owned/driven;
VS Commodore, OK with manual seat adjustment, just.
VT Commodore, electric seats introduced, a real squeeze, no go with a sunroof.
VT Calais, I got this as a company car and upset everybody by sending it back as undriveable (by me).
Verada(s), no problem.
Camry (rentals), generally OK.
BA Ghia with sunroof, just OK except for useless visors.
A few Jap/Euro cars have been OK.
Who applies the ergonomic standards and which bio data are they using?
Lack of headroom in a shunt is a serious safety issue (head meets decelerating solid bits).
Poorly executed visors that may impinge on your view and sightlines are also a big safety issue, perhaps leading to the shunt in the first place.
What do the guys who run standard cars in sprints etc do when they are wearing helmets?
Make an appointment with the physio for the next day?