Hi all. First time poster, long time reader- since about 2012 when I discovered the Straight Dope in the Reader in Chicago. Been lurking daily since about 2016, but could never find a topic or thread to spur me into action. Anyway, with the dawn of a new era and hopefully no more 502 gateway issues, thought it was time to join. So thank you for the community and thoughtful responses; I have learned and been entertained. On to the actual post…
As I drive, I notice that drivers hold the steering wheel a number of different ways and I am curious to hear how people here hold the wheel.
I tend to have my right hand at 2, but often find that my left hand floats anywhere from lap to ear scratching to resting gently on the wheel but typically not gripping it unless the situation warrants additional focus.
I am perpetually puzzled by (and I have only ever noticed men doing this) the position where they drive with their wrist at 12 and can’t figure out how it is comfortable or provides any control.
Love to hear your thoughts! Thanks