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    What's your favorite position?

    I was a fan of the 10-2..



    ... until I read this.


    But air bags are changing that equation.
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    Big fan of the 4 and 8 position. Your mileage will vary based on your steering wheel, but you can hook a finger and make drastic direction changes quickly.

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    What difference does it make where you put your hands when the steering wheel is on the wrong side?

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    10-2 for me, to AVOID the need for the airbags to deploy.

    As taught to me by the Metropolitan Police Driving School. And it served me for all my police driving, for nearly 30 years, with no accidents.

    (in my day Driving courses were: 2 weeks to drive a Panda ( low powered patrol car no sirens and lights only to be used while stationary. No pursuits). followed by 1 week Van course. (Transport for several officers and carriage of prisoners). Then after a few years, 6 week Advanced Driving course. (high powered vehicles, pursuit training and high speed driving.)

    Later on I did an extra course in Anti Ambush Driving, which was designed for protection officers, J Turns, Y turns and ramming techniques, etc.

    Oh and my thumbs only went into the position shown in that picture when about to ram, or driving Off Road.
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    Right hand resting on top of the wheel at the ready for a finger wave to passing motorists. Stabilizing steering done with left knee, phone stays on seat. #truthnotpretty

    Tried 8 and 4 today, didn't work for me at all. Had my arms pinned to my torso and wrists locked with my vehicle layout/seat position. 9 and 3 isn't bad, little go-carty. 10 and 2 gives the longest range of motion before having to move hands and the best leverage, which on an old manual steering car is important, not very much these days with fast ratio boxes and light power steering.

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    Do you really want to know my favorite position???????

    As far as steering wheel position goes, I was trained on 9 and 3. And if I got in a pursuit, I would likely revert to that. But my regular driving style, admittedly, is some variation of a one handed technique, that changes based on comfort/need. I can't stand having both of my hands on the wheel for too long at a time.
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    I was going to say missionary.

    But since it has to do with steering wheels my favorit position is to have the steering wheel on the left side of the vehicle with the seat in an upright and locked position.
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    12 noon at beginning of shift,6:00 at end of shift,like Indi said ,dont care whatcha say,one handed works for me.They teach us to drive 9-3,yet they forget about operating lights,siren,microphone,flip off finger etc

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    9-3 for code runs and pursuits. one-handed 12:00 regular patrol driving, but that varies too
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    4 & 8 a lot, but also left at about 7:30, resting on my leg a lot. Leaves the right free for the mic and CAD...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    Do you really want to know my favorite position???????

    As far as steering wheel position goes, I was trained on 9 and 3. And if I got in a pursuit, I would likely revert to that. But my regular driving style, admittedly, is some variation of a one handed technique, that changes based on comfort/need. I can't stand having both of my hands on the wheel for too long at a time.
    you tell him...

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    6 and the other hand on the gear shift on straightaways, 12 if I'm turning. Sometimes 9 with my elbow on the door with the window down. I'm flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    6 and the other hand on the gear shift on straightaways, 12 if I'm turning. Sometimes 9 with my elbow on the door with the window down. I'm flexible.
    I'll consult the manual for 6, 9 and 12



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