Shipping Begins Again on August 17, 2020
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No more blown-out left shoulders from having to reach over to grab the wheel all day! Introducing the SafeDrive Postal Steering Stick, a design based on feedback from dozens of mail carriers. A simple to use and effective way to steer the car from the passenger's side, commonly known as RHD or Right Hand Drive. You can even make complete left and right turns, just don't forget to hand signal!
Our new model is improved with a much easier way to connect and disconnect from the steering wheel. With the simple push of a button, the stick disconnects from the attach point on the steering wheel and pops right back on when needed. The ball handle makes a convenient grip and the flexible hinge-joint allows you to position your passengers seat forward or backward for greatest driving comfort.
After training for a short time (it took us about 15 minutes), you could easily drive the car from mailbox to mailbox. Turns do take a little more practice to get used to and using two hands on the stick was the trick. We sure had fun watching the reaction on people's faces as we drove by!
The system comes complete with full-color instructions, the steering stick, the steering wheel clamp attachment, two sets of screws for various thicknesses of steering wheels, and an allen wrench so there's nothing else you need. Just put the attachment on the lower part of your steering wheel, tighten the two screws with the allen wrench, pop on the stick and you're good to go.
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The SafeDrive Postal Steering Stick was extremely helpful when making 3-point turns and full turn arounds. It was a relief to my side, arm and shoulder to be able to turn quickly. The quick release button saved me time and allowed me to insert or remove the stick from the steering wheel as needed, while continuing to drive.
I recently purchased and tried the SafeDrive Postal Steering Stick. I didn't last too long...not because of the quality of the stick, but because of the size of my vehicle (suburban) as well as the frequent turns required along my rural route. The item description does mention that it is much easier to use with two hands, but when you're delivering that is sometimes a tough thing to do. In any case, it seems to me it would have been very useful if my route were a straight(er) single road route, but dealing with a dozen or more dirt dead end roads requiring some significant maneuvering convinced me that this wouldn't be a useful tool for me. Quality is great - customer service was superb - and if on a smaller vehicle it would be much more practical.
The steering stick is just what I needed and works as good as I could have hoped for. It works well enough that I may not ever do a full steering wheel conversion which would be expensive and may not work that well in my van anyhow. I'm able to drive and deliver comfortably for the most part now that I've got used to it. The only thing thats still a bit of a pain is when I have to back and turn around which is a little strenuous on the arm. I would give it five stars if it were improved just a little bit with the suggestions below of making the stick easier to detach and possibly provide more of a grip. I'm a little concerned that screwing and unscrewing the stick will end up wearing out the threads and could possibly get bent or damaged. I also wonder if it would be a little better if it were slightly longer for my van. Maybe having an option for a shorter or longer version could be good? Anyhow, I'm sure glad this product is out there , its an excellent invention and provided me with the solution I needed.
Okay, I'll hit the most positive, the one negative, and a suggestion.
Once installed, it works great! Driving in a mostly-straight line is a breeze, and using two hands to make a turn is super-easy!
The clamp, from the photos, appears to be engineered so the user can attach or detach it in a matter of seconds. Maybe on a thin steering wheel, but not on mine, a Jeep Compass. I have to completely unscrew the adjustment bolt to install or remove it. I might be able to shave some metal here and there to get it to work, but I'm not worrying about it yet. I'm going to leave the clamp on and unscrew the stick from it.
If the clamp can't be modified to be truly quick-release, then maybe the stick can.
Thanks again, guys! Keep up the (mostly) great work!
Oh, I almost forgot...
Do you have any plans to produce a turn signal extension? I don't think I saw that in your offerings.
Purchased the stick because I had to get a bigger vehicle due to the massive amounts of Amazon we are now delivering. Didn't want to buy another RHD and the kit is too expensive. Thought I would give this a go and I have not been disappointed ! I am now delivering out of a Dodge Grand Caravan that I installed pedal extensions in. The stick has made my job so much easier because I am not fully straddling. There is definitely a "learning curve" with it but it didn't take me long to get comfortable driving and delivering. I would have given it 5 stars but I had to deduct 1 due to it not having some type of grip other than the ball at the end. It slips somewhat in your hand so you have to grip it tightly, which is fine but the stick is about the size of an arrow. A foam piece to help cushion your hand would have warranted the full 5 stars. It's super easy to install and take off when needed. All in all, I would most definitely recommend this to my fellow mail carriers driving their own vehicles. Over $1k cheaper than a conversion kit and definitely easier than straddling.