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Old Jan 1, 2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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How many hands do you drive with and what position?

Me personally, its either one hand at 12 o'clock (Left Hand) or one hand at 9 o'clock with my elbow resting on the window sill

I would make a poll but everyone has their own style
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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One hand typing a text message and the other one playing with the radio. I steer with my knees.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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One hand typing a text message and the other one playing with the radio. I steer with my knees.
This. Unless you were kidding, in which case I am too.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Left hand at 9 o'clock, right hand on the (automatic) shift knob.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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Three.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Three.
Like the Martian in the Twilight Zone episode about the bus and the diner.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:06 AM   #8
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Three.
Three hands for me too, one on top and others at 9 and 3 o'clock positions.
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One hand typing a text message and the other one playing with the radio. I steer with my knees.
How do you eat? Or touch yourself when you see some hottie crossing the street? You see, that's why i always drive with my kids in the car. They can help.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 09:27 PM   #10
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Seat recline all the way down. Left hand at 12 oclock with my body lean towards the centre.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:24 PM   #11
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Left at 10 o' clock, right at 3 o' clock alternating with the manual shifter.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:33 AM   #12
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Usually right hand at two or three.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:36 AM   #13
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anywhere from 11 to 1 and the other on the stick
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:55 AM   #14
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anywhere from 11 to 1 and the other on the stick
What about when you have to shift. swidt
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:50 AM   #15
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With one hand, either 12 or 3... with two hands, pretty much always 9 and 3
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:54 AM   #16
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9 & 3, always! It's the only way to steer properly

Especially in the Elise on a nice twisty uk road
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:00 AM   #17
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I never drive with my hand at 12 oclock.. and I can't see how others can do this comfortably! Either my elbows rest in my lap whilst my hands hold the bottom of the steering wheel or my right arm rests on the windowsill and my right hand at about 2-3 oclock (british driver here) with possibly my left hand on the gear stick or on my knee. Probably a bit too relaxed really (all dependant on weather conditions of course).
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:13 AM   #18
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10 & 2 the way I was taught, although it's mainly because my steering wheel has comfy grips @ 10 & 2.

These days I've heard they teach 8 & 4 to avoid arm damage if your airbags go off.
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What about when you have to shift. swidt
What do you mean?
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I don't use hands. I use Hanz, my personal driver.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:40 PM   #21
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I don't use hands. I use Hanz, my personal driver.
So? You can still answer the question. How many hands does Hanz drive with, and at what position?

"Hanz drives with his feet, for Hanz has no hands for with which to drive with".
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:03 AM   #22
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I've spent a lot of time on the race track, and it was hammered into our heads early: both hands on the wheel, shoulder width and height. I drive like that on the road (along with shuffle steering).

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:40 AM   #23
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For my 50th birthday (a long time ago) I went to Buck Baker's Nascar Driving School. They taught hand position 10 and 2.

However, with the three spoke wheel in the cars I've had, I'm more comfortable at 3 and 9, and there are thumb notches in the horizontal spokes which facilitate that position.

As far as how many hands on the wheel...both hands ALWAYS on the wheel...aside from the brief removal of right hand to shift.
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