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  1. When a person is driving in a car, his face is usually turned in the direction he is going. When a person walks, he also looks ahead. It is quite logical that over the years this direction is considered correct and when trying to look back, many people may experience discomfort. This can lead to some dizziness, because the usual picture outside the window has changed to an unusual one. Older people tend to be conservative and not very happy about changes.

    By the way, I read somewhere that if a mother carries a child on her side (on her hip), then after the child learns to walk, his brain may not be rebuilt… which, supposedly, can have a bad effect on his emotional/mental development.

  2. I'm not a grandmother or even a grandfather, but I get very seasick if I sit in the wrong direction of travel. It's been like this all my life, from the time I was three to the time I was twenty-three.

  3. Aesthetics and convenience, of course, are also true. But in fact, for those who need to sit forward or backward in relation to the direction of movement, it is not habit or a pleasant view from the window that matters. They just get less seasick if they sit facing the direction of traffic.By the way, this applies not only to the elderly. Age, in my opinion, has nothing to do with it at all, only young people, if they are not satisfied with a place to sit, remain standing, but for the elderly, standing is often not an option, so in such situations they are simply more noticeable.

  4. It's hard for me to answer for unfamiliar grandparents, so I'll say it for myself. Once in my feed I saw a GIF from this video, recordings of an accident on November 8 in Moscow on Varshavskoe Highway:


    Please note who was most affected (starting at 0: 17):
    1. Those who were sitting facing in the direction of movement. Two women in the foreground, sitting in the second row on the right side of the bus, ” flew headfirst into the seats in front of them. Now imagine if there were people sitting in front of them. The man sitting on the right side of the window in the fourth row flew to the third row.
    The man sitting on the left side in the tail flew away altogether through half the van.
    2. Those who sat at the aisle. The women in the second and third rows on the left, as well as the passenger on the right, who was sitting in front of the last aisle doors, were thrown into the aisle itself.

    The least affected people are those who were sitting with their backs to the window in the direction of movement: the window seat just before the last doors and the woman in the first row on the left side. Although there, I suspect, there is a risk of pulling the neck muscles or getting a concussion. On the other hand, if there is a headrest – these places look the safest. Besides, the woman in the first row on the left is quite comfortable getting up, not staggering and all that.

    Also, think about what will happen to people who like to sit on the front wheel frames at the beginning of the bus.

  5. The whole thing is that they are most likely less seasick, because the brain, seeing that we are moving while we are sitting, begins, as it were, stupidly, not to understand what is happening, whether you are standing or running, it swings at all ages, this is the case when they are sitting, against the movement(not facing the window)

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