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- 10:53 am, February 13, 2012
- Contrary to the belief that there is no correct way to hold the steering wheel, there are at least a couple of ‘correct’ ways to do this. Let us pick the two most widely regarded to be the best options.
- The ‘Ten-to-two’ position is the one favoured by a vast majority of drivers. If you imagine an analog clock showing 1:50, the tips of the hands are where you would place your hands. Some manufacturers like Fiat provide grips at this position on the steering wheel.
- This position offers you the maximum movement without having to relinquish your grip of either hand while turning the wheel.
- It is usually coupled with the ‘hand over hand’ method of turning the wheel if you have to turn the wheel a lot.
First Published on 10:53 am, February 13, 2012
One last reason is that when coupled with a well-adjusted posture, holding the wheel at quarter to three is more ergonomic by holding the wheel further below shoulder height. In fact, the rim itself is intended to support that kind of grip. The dents on the inside of the steering wheel at 10 and 2 are supposed to allow the driver to "lock" the thumbs under between the dents, rim and crossbrace.