Blog Posts in December, 2017 Blog Home Are You Sitting too Close to the Steering Wheel? Posted By Todd Miner Law || 6-Dec-2017 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the steering wheel should sit 10 inches away from the driver’s chest for optimal safety. However, many drivers don’t abide by this rule, and because of the way drivers’ airbags are designed, sitting too close can be very dangerous. Usually drivers sit too close to the steering wheel because of their height. Sitting ... Share This Post: Continue Reading 1 results found. Viewing page 1 of 1.