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This question came up in lxforums.com and I thought I would ask here.

When cruising 10 and 2. If I'm in light traffic, 12 with hand on shifter.

As far as grip style goes I never wrap my thumb around the wheel. The reason I do that is if I should be unfortunat enough to wreck, my hands will come off the wheel without bending my thumbs backwards causing a nasty and painful break.




I learned this way before I ever had a four wheel drive vehicle. I was watching a Land Rover something or other on Discovery channel or something like that and they spoke of not wrapping your thumb around the steering wheel in case one of your tires fell into a rut.

I think it is a good rule of thumb. No pun intended. Okay, maybe a little bit.;)
 

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When I'm cruising, I hold at the bottom of the wheel - one handed. With the other I'm eating, drinking, or something else.
 

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i've heard the same thing about not wrapping the thumbs for the same reason, so i don't.
usually i hold the wheel at the bottom because of an elbow and shoulder injury, its just more comfy. i used to hold at 12:00 before.
 

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I wish the top of my head looked like that! Oh well.

That picture was from the Ford Explorer Sport Trac that I traded for the XK.

As you can see by that picture I am filthy rich. My gas tank was nearly full. LOL!
 

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Usually 10 and 2, or 9 and 3,I dont like blocking the airbag should it deploy.And i heard the same thing about not wrapping you thumbs around the steering wheel. :)
 

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If only one hand, the left at between 10 and 11.

If both hands, 10 and 5. My right arm (at 5) rests on my leg and I kind of lightly grip the wheel between fingertips and thumb. I can grab on quickly if I need to.

I don't wrap my thumbs either, though I never saw advice not too. It's just more comfortable and easier to move my hands around when turning the wheel.
 

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I drive with hands around 5 and 7 o'clock on the wheel. Never at 10 and 2. 10 and 2 can cause you to over correct or jerk the wheel in certain conditions. The weight of yours hands at the top of the wheel can cause pull to the left or right when using aggressive maneuvers. At 5 and 7 you can sit relaxed and just pass the wheel from hand to hand in which ever direction you are going. Your arms never have to leave the top of your legs.

I believe that the law enforcement types out there that have been through "offensive" driving school could verify this.
 

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10 and 2 most of the time. Hovever, sometimes with all the windows down and sunroof open, it's good to have the left arm relaxing on the windowsill and the right hand at 12 o' clock.
 

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Cruisin...usually Left hand at 12 (thumb tucked) Right hand on shifter. Hi-way...Usually 10 and 2 unless I'm drinking a coffee.

I learned the thumb tuck while off-roading on my old F150 SuperCrew...my buddy told me to tuck the thumb so if you get a bad rut you don't tear all the tendons in your thumb. Good advise...has come in handy:) many times!

Tim:cool:
 

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Fohn, I'm from the part of Indian Territory around Tulsa, Oklahoma which is slowly being taken back by the tribe. We have casinos and smoke shops springing up everywhere.
 

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I am only about 2.5 hours or so from Tulsa.

Are you Native American?

My old Sunday school teacher in Connecticut loves the native American culture so much he lives in a teepee and is the curator of a museam in, I think, Hartford, CT.
 
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