VIDEO - Get a Grip on the Right Way to Hold a Steering Wheel

video iconIf you are like me, you were taught to hold the steering wheel with your hands in the 10 and 2 position when you first learned how to drive. With the advent of the driver's side airbag, this is no longer a safe practice. We should now hold the wheel at either 8 and 4 or 9 and 3. This video from the American Automobile Association explains:

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Thanks

For the new tip.  I have been using this 4/8 for all my driving years, I always found it the least fatiguing on long trips and I turn my hand around the positions to give them some relief/exercise. 

Driving hand position on steering wheel

Tim!

Good video!  Makes sense.  I'm 54.  Not sure it will be easy to change drving habits. Tim, which driving hand position do you use?

-Derek Long

 

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