When driving, how do you hold the steering wheel?

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    To put it simply, I'm just curious as to how many stick to 9 and 3 or 10 and 2, either whilst learning to drive or once having passed their test. Sometimes these taught positions just aren't comfortable, and wondered what everyone progressed too over time

    Personally, I switch between a 10 and 2 and a 11 and nothing if I'm on the motorway for ages

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    either both hands at 6 or right hand at 1 and the other at 7.
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    Generally about 3 and 9, but it epends whether I need to read my messages/check the map /reprogramme the satnav/answer calls etc. If so it's nearer to 4 nothing.
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    7 and 5 :lol:
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    right hand at 1
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    0 and 6 is clearly superior for handling...lol

    8 and 4 respectively.
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    if i am texting then usually i steer with my knees

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    (Original post by Orange s0da)
    right hand at 1
    Same, with left hand free to do whatever.
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    if i am texting then usually i steer with my knees

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    Clearly texting is a very stupid thing to do whilst driving, but we all do silly things when we're drunk.
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    Ten and two. I even do the policeman's shuffle sometimes (picking up habits from other people, it's not a conscious effort).
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    Im still learning so 10 and 2, but when driving my dads car its 11 and 3
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    3 and 9, or 3 and nothing.

    How many people still do the push and pull technique?
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    9 and 3 because it feels most natural to me!
    I have more control of the car that way and can make quick and easy steering inputs!
    Plus it's where racing drivers hold their hands too hehe!

    But yeah I learnt at 10 & 2 and found it hard to keep hold of the wheel during corners where I didn't need to shuffle the wheel!

    9 & 3 is a lot easier and technically safer as you don't have to take your hands off the wheel to turn! (Just be wary of the airbag!)
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    I hold it like I'm holding a girl's head down
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    Either 8 and 4
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    Right hand on 11 and left hand on gear/under leg if it needs to be warmed lol

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    all these people admitting they are not in full control of the car ...

    Then again that;s the difference between a steering wheel operative and a driver ...
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    all these people admitting they are not in full control of the car ...

    Then again that;s the difference between a steering wheel operative and a driver ...
    Not having your hands at 10/2 all the time does not mean you aren't in control of the car. If you're familiar with a certain way of driving odds are you'll be safer doing it that way (providing it isn't something stupid). There are far more factors than what hand position you use.

    I personally use 10/2 most of the time, sometimes switch to 11/1 or 9/3 as the situation changes. I try not to use 9/3 because my thumbs instinctively try to lock into the wheel which is bad practice.

    I'm also aware that I have a slight tendency to pull to the right (right hand dominant) and have tried driving with 12-3 and nothing to get used to it. Having one hand on the wheel is a necessity sometimes (you don't want to change gear and start veering off to the right for example.
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    I hold it at 10 and 2, like I did in my driving lessons
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Not having your hands at 10/2 all the time does not mean you aren't in control of the car. If you're familiar with a certain way of driving odds are you'll be safer doing it that way (providing it isn't something stupid). There are far more factors than what hand position you use.

    I personally use 10/2 most of the time, sometimes switch to 11/1 or 9/3 as the situation changes. I try not to use 9/3 because my thumbs instinctively try to lock into the wheel which is bad practice.

    I'm also aware that I have a slight tendency to pull to the right (right hand dominant) and have tried driving with 12-3 and nothing to get used to it. Having one hand on the wheel is a necessity sometimes (you don't want to change gear and start veering off to the right for example.
    next no doubt you'll be claiming that push- pull is 'that shuffling *******s' ... thus demonstrating that you have no actual insight into the psychomotor skills or the need to remain in control of a vehicle ..
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    Oddly I tend to do 8-2
 
 
 
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