2. 8 and 4 o'clock
New hand positions are encouraged on the steering wheel such as 8 and 4 o'clock.
Both, AAA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advise to change the old-fashioned driving technique. It is not only no longer optimal, but also may be a safety risk for drivers.
It's time to update our technique for years drivers have been taught to place their hands on the wheel at the positions of 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock.
But the widespread availability of power steering has changed the new recommended positions are at either 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock or slightly higher at 9:00 and 3:00.
Although the 9:00 and 3:00 position offers the advantage of symmetrical leverage. Many people find that the 8 & 4 position is the least fatiguing of all the old.