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Question: Current recommendation for placement of a drivers hands on the steering wheel are

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  1.  At the 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock  position
  2.  At the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock position
  3.  At  the 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock position
  4.  Either 2 or 3

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4. Either 2 or 3

Current recommendation for placement of a drivers hands on the steering wheel are at the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock position or at the 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock position.


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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.

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.

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