In our Driving Tips That Could Save Your Life post last year, the top tip was about holding the steering wheel properly.
When I last took a driving lesson, the prevailing wisdom was that your hands should be on the wheel at the 10 and 2 positions. But the best hand position on the steering wheel is actually 9 and 3.
With your hands at 9 and 3, you have better control of the steering wheel and it's also safer if your airbag deploys. The higher up your hands are on the steering wheel, the more likely they are to be in the way if the airbag inflates, which can lead to fractures or worse.
To further elaborate on 9 and 3 thinking, our Ultra 94 safe driving expert Brett Goodman, owner and race director of the Bridgestone Racing Academy, has made a video covering this topic! Check out Brett's steering wheel tips in the video below (English Only):
See more of Brett's Safer Driving Through Performance Thinking tips on the Ultra 94 Facebook page.
- Rose R.