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:



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


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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