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View Poll Results: How do you hold your sterring wheel?
10 to 1 0 0%
10 to 2 2 18.18%
10 to 3 1 9.09%
1/4 to 1 0 0%
1/4 to 2 1 9.09%
1/4 to 3 5 45.45%
One handed 5 45.45%
Random 0 0%
Whats a steering wheel 0 0%
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How do you grip your......

.......... steering wheel?

Me i typical hold it at either 10 to 3 position of quarter to 2, never full have both hands opposite each other

Occasionally i hold it at the 6 position, one handed, when in slow traffic.
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Re: How do you grip your......

10 to 2

Never wrap my thumbs around the wheel - suffered a lot of pain once when the steering kicked back during a nasty moment (long time ago)
Taught myself not to wrap my thumbs again - just lie them along the face of the S/wheel
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Do you mean you use "quarter to 3" or "10 to 2 "?

Otherwise this might explain why you almost went off the road yesterday

If you really mean that your hands are asymmetrical for stright ahead driving

Of course adjusting hand positions before a tight turn is fine.

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Me i typical hold it at either 10 to 3 position of quarter to 2, never full have both hands opposite each other
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Yup, think you've got it a bit wrong BB but whatever suits you......9/3 or Quarter to three for me.

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One handed. Twelve o' clock. Slouched right down in my seat with the peak of my cap at a 45° angle to the top of my head. HOLLA!!
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Use quarter to 3 position - is there any other position with a Sele?

Interestingly, I now wrap my thumbs around the wheel - I know its wrong but I've previously had the wheel kicked out of my hands on a number of occasions when unexpectedly hitting a pot hole etc.

At least now when this happens I still have the wheel in my hands pointing in the correct direction.
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Not sure why you think it is wrong Pascs?
Having the thumbs resting on the spokes gives more control exactly for the reason you mentioned.
I have seen this grip used with "quarter to 3" position taught by highly qualified racing instructors.

Obviously if you really are crashing you must remember to let go of the steering wheel completely at the last minute, and also avoid having your arms crossed on the wheel before impact (in case the airbag breaks your nose with your arm ).

I understand Alfgi is nervous about this, but a steering wheel movement that is enough to hurt you thumb could wrest the wheel from your grip and vcause you to crash.
I would rather a sore thumb, although have never experienced any discomfort myself.


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Use quarter to 3 position - is there any other position with a Sele?

Interestingly, I now wrap my thumbs around the wheel - I know its wrong but I've previously had the wheel kicked out of my hands on a number of occasions when unexpectedly hitting a pot hole etc.

At least now when this happens I still have the wheel in my hands pointing in the correct direction.

I'm not a doctor - but I really do recommend braking later
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Of course you would have to crouch down Roswell, your head is two feet long after all


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I never hold the steering wheel with my thumbs, like others i had bad *kick-back* experiences. Holding the steerin wheel at opposites location just feels wierd to me..... the reason i spun was coz the tyres were crap
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quater past three with two fingers
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i only use 1 hand on the steering wheel at about 11.55 position and steer using the palm of my hand as that is what power steering is all about innit ( only drive like this in traffic like)

if i am on the motorway, i will use 2 hands positioned at the '' quarter to 3'' position
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Quarter to 3 with thumbs hooked through the wheel. Occasionally flat palm of my hand for slow maneouvres.
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1/4 to 3 with the Alfa and one handed with the Blazer, between 1 and 2 o'clock.
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It depends. On my mood. On the road. On the traffic. On what I'm trying to accomplish. Sometimes I drive with one finger (or a thumb depending on the car) on the horn. That's usually when I suspect another driver of being a potential accident, and sadly that technique has saved my bacon more than once.

The only time I ever got comments on my hand position was from a skid school instructor. I had just completed a fast run down the skid pad (after a couple of slower ones) and got the car to a pretty decent, controlled stop (facing in the correct direction ), and the instructor chuckled and said to me "well I've never seen that before." At some point during the heeing and sawing I ended up with only one hand on the steering wheel. The other one was raised slightly -- think a fencing position. He did say that he recommends two hands on the wheel, but he also said in those conditions, whatever works, works.
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One hand, 10 o“clock, arm resting in the window.......
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