How To Prevent The Most Common Chauffeur Injury

Jim Luff
Posted on November 28, 2016

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Injuring yourself while loading luggage is the most common type of injury sustained by chauffeurs. Always ask for assistance if a bag/box is too heavy for you to lift. Make sure to lift with your knees rather than bending straight over to lift something off the ground. Lifting heavy items from the floor of the trunk is almost always more difficult than loading it, as you are forced to bend over into the trunk to lift. Don't try it if you had difficulty getting it in the trunk. If it took two to get it in, it will take two to get it out.

Never stack luggage in the cab area that could obstruct your clear view of your right side mirror. This could cause you to have an accident during a lane change or right hand turn by not being able to see what is next to you.

Make sure any luggage riding in the cab is secured or placed in a manner that will not allow it to tip over while you are driving and cause it to come in contact with you, the steering wheel, or the gear selector of your vehicle. If this were to happen, the resulting interference and distraction could easily cause an accident.

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