2.) 8 and 4 o'clock
New hand positions are encouraged on the steering wheel such as 8 and 4 o'clock.
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]