What does how you hold the steering wheel say about you?

Next time you’re in the car, look at how you hold the wheel and see if it matches one of our nine categories below (Picture iStock/Slonme)

It’s something we all do in our cars without even thinking about. But a new study reveals that how we hold the steering wheel actually says something about the kind character – and driver – we are.

Conducted by Select Car Leasing the research was carried out with psychotherapist Lohani Noor. She said: “Your driving hand position certainly reflects your mood and personality.

“If you feel uptight or stressed, you might have both hands on the wheel and shoulders up. This can also be the case if you’re an antisocial personality type. If you have a more relaxed personality, you’re more likely to drive with one hand on the top of the steering wheel.”

We look at the nine driving positions Ms Noor has picked out and decode what they mean in terms of personality type.

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The perfectionist…

…positions their hands how their driving instructor taught them: at ten to two. According to Ms Noor they are the sort of person who plays by the rules, dots the ‘I’s and crosses the ‘T’s.

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The minimalist…

…has one hand on the bottom part of the wheel at about four o’clock. They like life to keep life simple and don’t make a fuss about things.

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The boss…

…places one hand firmly either side of the steering wheel. Rather than quarter to three as driving instructors prefer, they’re at twenty to four. Doing this shows they consider themselves to be a safe pair of hands. Being in control comes naturally to them and they consider themselves to be trustworthy.

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The supporter…

…holds the wheel at twenty-five to five. They grasp the wheel from below, clasping their fingers over the wheel. The position shows someone who is a great listener, supportive of their friends and family but who is happy for someone else to take the lead.

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The dude…

…doesn’t take life too seriously and avoids getting too stressed out by driving. With one hand on the wheel at about one o’clock, they project a casual and confident vibe to other road users.

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The adventurer…

…also makes a pretty relaxed driver. They have one hand in the middle of the wheel which apparently shows they enjoy living life to the full. Popular with friends they enjoy thrill seeking in life.

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The diplomat…

…is another to forget what their driving instructor taught them. They put both their hands on the middle of the wheel. According to Ms Noor this shows they’re thoughtful and considered. They look at the bigger picture and are keen to avoid conflict.

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The nervy one…

…holds the wheel at a quarter to three just like their driving instructor told them. However, unlike how they were taught, they cling onto the wheel for grim life. It shows they’re extremely anxious. But it’s not all on the negative side: they also make great friends and are very conscientious and thorough.

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The Bulldozer…

…drives with one hand on the centre of the wheel so they’re constantly ready to hit the horn. They’re busy and bossy and happy to push ahead with things and deal with any problems later on.

158 comments on “What does how you hold the steering wheel say about you?

  1. Steve Hyder 26/01/2021 8:11 PM

    No. 1 for me the others should not be on the road

  2. Alexis MacNicol 26/01/2021 8:21 PM

    I drive at ten to two as taught 43 yrs ago

  3. Brian 26/01/2021 8:21 PM

    One thing I learned about holding the wheel is not to have the thumbs around the wheel as the right hand is shown in the first photograph here. I learned that when someone hit the front wheel of my car. That jerked the steering wheel and injured my right hand thumb. A police driving instructor told me that off-road drivers never wrap their thumbs around the wheel because driving into a hole of over a stone can have the same effect. I don’t know if that is true or not, since I am not an off-roader (not by choice, anyway). Since then I have my thumbs on top of the wheel. It is not an issue in controlling the car, and tends to mean one does not grip too tight.

  4. Brian Bowker 26/01/2021 8:21 PM

    No. 1 is the safe & correct way to drive

  5. GARY Sinclair 26/01/2021 8:36 PM

    Hopefully the majority of the above are never involved in an incident where instant steering reaction is needed. Not a problem if travelling at 10mph or less.

  6. Richard thornton 26/01/2021 8:38 PM

    The perfectionist.

  7. Marie Lamoureux 26/01/2021 9:11 PM

    It as accurate

  8. Christine Watson 26/01/2021 9:27 PM

    My position for driving is No.8, which you call The Nervy One. Actually it was the position I was taught when learning to drive…well modified a tad as I was told it should be 10 & 2 on a clock but my hands are more like just past 9 and just before 3 if using a clock face.

  9. John Smith 26/01/2021 9:43 PM

    The label “Perfectionist” sounds as if such drivers are considered goody-goodies who think they are better than other drivers. No mention is made of the fact that the ten to two position is what motorists trained in advanced motoring, including Class 1 police drivers, are taught to do, because it is considered to be the safest driving position.

  10. David W 26/01/2021 9:52 PM

    Forget “psychotherapy” quackery, driving should be done safely, with both hands on the wheel so that, in an emergency, you have control with the minimum of delay. Careless driving is an offence, both under the law and socially, and drivers who don’t drive carefully should not be allowed to drive – remember, we don’t have the right to drive a car, we only have a licence.

  11. Robert Hill 26/01/2021 9:59 PM

    What’s that’s got to do about safety (Precision driving, handling a car should a sudden situation occur, ie skid, swerve, tyre blow, potholes, etc.

  12. John 26/01/2021 10:00 PM

    If your driving instructor told you to hold the wheel like the top picture they were wrong. Hit a kerb and you can easily dislocate you thumb or tear the ligaments. I know I have done it –

  13. Caroline Burgin 27/01/2021 12:11 AM

    Your Spot on! Yes, I AM a Minimalist!

  14. Glenn J 27/01/2021 5:47 AM

    Mmm what about 1 – 7 or 2- 8 or a relaxed 9&3

  15. Philip 27/01/2021 7:45 AM

    Number 1 is not quite the perfectionist. The thumbs should not be wrapped round the steering wheel, they should lay straight on the wheel.

  16. michael phillips 27/01/2021 9:41 AM

    I’m not any of the 9, I drive with right hand around 2-o clock and left hand around 7-o clock that must mean I’m a superb, safe, driver Ha Ha

  17. Paul Winsworth 27/01/2021 10:04 AM

    Very interesting – which one is the road rage driver?
    I seem to be a mixture of three – according to my journey, local or longer distance.

  18. gsealey2014 27/01/2021 10:07 AM

    Whilst I hold the wheel at quarter to three, I would say I was nervous. This position gives maximum strength, balance, comfort and easy reach to other controls. F1 drivers all use it.

  19. William McDonald 27/01/2021 10:41 AM

    Got mine right No 2.

  20. Derek Winfield 27/01/2021 10:59 AM

    Mmm… Very interesting… For a number of years I was a member of Institute of Advanced Motorists.(as a magistrate sitting in judgement on other peoples driving I felt that I should set a good example!)
    Consequently I chose position 1 as my driving position and encouraged my clients to do the same.

  21. Derek Winfield 27/01/2021 11:04 AM

    It’s scary to see drivers with only one hand in ‘control’ of the steering wheel! It’s a bad habit to get into and may result in serious injury or worse for the the driver, passengers and/ or other road users.

  22. colin sears 27/01/2021 11:06 AM

    when driving i have my hands in position 3 as a relaxed courteous mode

    the 10 to two position as nowadays taught seems to promote an aggressive attitude

  23. malcolm Uren 27/01/2021 11:07 AM

    The first one. It was the one my A A instructor advised

  24. Dave Jones 27/01/2021 11:14 AM

    Number 5 for me. Habit- 50 years of lorry driving!

    • Why 29/01/2021 2:32 AM

      Like to see you do it without power assisted steering! I drove truck and coach for over 30yrs. There’s a reason for ten to two!

    • Marion 29/01/2021 8:35 AM

      No 1, How I was taught by driving instructor. Sat test age 38 and passed the month before giving birth to our third child.

    • John David Howcroft 29/01/2021 9:46 AM

      john Howcroft number one for lifetime artic driver

  25. Colin 27/01/2021 11:23 AM

    No.1 for me, how I was taught serving in the RAF.

  26. James Wilson 27/01/2021 11:55 AM

    Number 1 for me old school driver

  27. Sandra Diskin 27/01/2021 12:32 PM

    1 for me 10 to 2

  28. Eifion Glyn Jones 27/01/2021 12:54 PM

    Hi Mr Jones. I’m probably over sensitive to safety issues relating to motor vehicles. I’m a Forensic Vehicle Examiner (collisions) with Cheshire Police for over 30 years and still counting. I thought drivers would now emulate the driving positions to show they are cool and so on, however, the article was still interesting nevertheless.
    Regards Glyn

  29. Anne Ayres 27/01/2021 1:16 PM

    Number 1 for me.

  30. D. Miles 27/01/2021 4:55 PM

    Number for me.
    After 50 of car/lorry and bus driving

  31. K.W. Osuch 27/01/2021 5:16 PM

    You should never put your thumbs through the steering wheel as if you have a blow out or hit a hole in the road, the stereing wheel may jerk one way or the other & could break your thumbs. This would put danger to your ability to hold the vehicle in a safe manner.

  32. Clive John Peake 27/01/2021 5:38 PM

    i am 85 and have been driving since i was 18 . i was a coach driver and adopted the minimalist style then and have kept it ever since I find it relaxing

  33. peter jorgensen 27/01/2021 6:51 PM

    number 3 for me,taxi driver for 20 years now

  34. Steven Taylor 27/01/2021 7:48 PM

    No 1 for me. If i didn’t my driving teacher used to rap my hand with a pen

  35. Charles Baker 27/01/2021 8:42 PM

    No wonder is it that there are too many fatal accidents involving lorries- this spells arrogance to other road users.

  36. jan lewis 27/01/2021 9:21 PM

    No.1 for me. Always have done.

  37. peter kettlety 28/01/2021 7:30 AM

    No 1 for me after 30years of bus driving also Hercule Poirot got it right in one of his series and he NEVER gets it wrong, !!!

  38. Robert Nash 28/01/2021 8:42 AM

    Number one for me as I believe its safer for Control Of the Vehicle
    Being A motorcycle enthusiast for 50 years & holding both hands on the HandleBARS
    has ingrained it in my car driving keeping both hands on the steering wheel
    Rob Nash

  39. Mervyn Jones 28/01/2021 1:45 PM

    what a load of old codswollop. ten to two is the safe and proper way to hold the steering wheel, any think else is down right dangerous and totally unsafe.

  40. Mike 28/01/2021 3:50 PM

    !0 to 2 just like we were told by our driving instructor

  41. dibble456 28/01/2021 5:34 PM

    Number 1 for me, NATURALLY, free demos` every time I go out!

  42. john iredale 28/01/2021 8:10 PM

    no 1 for me

  43. Mrs C Burns 28/01/2021 8:15 PM

    No 1 for me learnt to drive sixty years ago

  44. francess lilian WALKER 28/01/2021 8:16 PM

    no 1

  45. Maria 28/01/2021 8:21 PM

    They didn’t do 2.40
    That’s for cool cats!

  46. Marion 28/01/2021 8:26 PM

    Number 1 for me ! Early learner driver!!

  47. David Newbery 28/01/2021 8:30 PM

    Because of a disability I use an approved Easy Steer Rotating Knob positioned at 2 o’clock.

  48. Terry Lucken 28/01/2021 8:34 PM

    always driven at 10 to 2 position

  49. Pam Malyon 28/01/2021 8:34 PM

    Number 1

  50. Alan 28/01/2021 8:35 PM

    I’m nearly ‘a perfectionist’ but quarter to three feels a bit more comfortable. After 57 years of driving I’m unlikely to change!

  51. Karen Birch 28/01/2021 8:40 PM

    No 1.How I was taught and also comfortable.

  52. Dave Claxton 28/01/2021 8:42 PM

    No 1 is the way I drive , habit of a life time

  53. Betty Harris 28/01/2021 8:43 PM

    I did an advanced driving course and was told that on no account should we put our thumbs round the steering wheel in case the wheel suddenly was wrenched out of our hands in a possible accident. I notice in the perfect position, the thumbs were locked round the wheel.

  54. Trevor Massey 28/01/2021 8:45 PM

    I’m a minimalist apparently.
    I’v been driving for 56 years and watch everything going on around me but I do it in a relaxed way and have a clean license too. I’m a quick driver but stick to speed limits. Twenty four years as a Magistrate I suppose. I saw the result of people driving too fast, especially in built up areas and the sadness it brought.
    SPEED LIMITS ARE THER FOR A REASON. TO SAVE LIVES!
    Don’t be a moron! Good drivers stick to the speed limits.

  55. Robert Pollock 28/01/2021 8:45 PM

    Not sure just how accurate this is

  56. Deni 28/01/2021 8:56 PM

    Got me in one

  57. Murray 28/01/2021 9:03 PM

    Number 5 for me ..good likeness in description,not sure if that’s good or bad

  58. pullthrough 28/01/2021 9:05 PM

    Yep, definitely No. 5 for me.

  59. Gordon 28/01/2021 9:09 PM

    No. 3- that’s how my instructor taught me in 1964 but it also means my shoulders are down and relaxed and I can rest both elbows on a long drive on the centre console and drivers door grab handle

  60. Chris foddering 28/01/2021 9:17 PM

    Number 5, bad habit 30 years European truck driving.

  61. Michele Thomas 28/01/2021 9:20 PM

    Number 1…….35 yrs driving.

  62. DerekWise 28/01/2021 9:47 PM

    Number one, I was a police driving instructor until retired in 2000

  63. Ann Taylor 28/01/2021 10:28 PM

    I hold my wheel at 20 to 2

  64. Roy Bates 28/01/2021 10:30 PM

    You should never drive one handed if you hit a pothole you will probably lose control and crash

  65. Di 28/01/2021 10:50 PM

    Position 1 – The 10 to 2 is now officially deemed to be dangerous if the car has driver airbags.
    It causes the driver to incur some terrible injuries if the airbags are deployed.
    This old guidance was created before airbags were common.

  66. Mary Pattison 28/01/2021 10:54 PM

    Number 1 the way I was taught

  67. Chris Parker-Sales 28/01/2021 10:54 PM

    Number 1 – Proud to be a MIAM

  68. john green 28/01/2021 11:05 PM

    i jump from 2 to 3

  69. Mansel Abraham 28/01/2021 11:14 PM

    No 1 for me except that you show the thumbs wrapped around the steering wheel whereas they should be pressed on it lightly.
    Former Chief Driving Examiner at a Police Driving School for a period of 6 years.

  70. Brian D Sweeting 29/01/2021 12:05 AM

    No. 8 is the one to use now-a-days because anywhere else will break your wrists when the airbag goes off.

  71. Roy p kemp 29/01/2021 5:01 AM

    Number 1 for me after 67 years of safe driving.

  72. Alexandra bradbury 29/01/2021 7:25 AM

    1

  73. Claire Goulden 29/01/2021 8:05 AM

    number 2 for round town changing gear a lot on long journeys its no 3, which doesn,t much now due to pandemic, but its surprising how you forget the way you hold the steering wheel when in side it just comes autumatically.

  74. Dave Norris 29/01/2021 8:36 AM

    Number 1 as I like to have two hands on the steering wheel

  75. David 29/01/2021 9:08 AM

    No.1 – the safest. Taught by police instructors for good reasons. Maximum control, always ready to respond to any situation. Good control in a sudden tyre failure. Driving can be enjoyable, but it’s not a game, and correct hand positions help to keep the mind on the job.

  76. Linda Craig 29/01/2021 9:30 AM

    No 1 for me driving for 10 years now.

  77. Nola Rice-Wood 29/01/2021 9:32 AM

    Well I knew I was a perfectionist but didn’t know how driving my car reflected it!!

  78. Lorraine Middlewood 29/01/2021 9:37 AM

    I never ever drive with one hand in the centre. Other than that, I usually combine a mixture of all of the other poses.

  79. Ian Whitehead 29/01/2021 9:42 AM

    number one every time

  80. Christine E White 29/01/2021 9:48 AM

    Definitely a Diplomatic driver…always aware of other drivers my caution

  81. David Richards 29/01/2021 9:52 AM

    Number 1 for me, that was how I was taught 54 years ago and it works well for me.

  82. Peter Boyes 29/01/2021 9:55 AM

    Number one for me, old school. How my dad taught me.

  83. Philip Watts 29/01/2021 9:56 AM

    Number 5 for me

  84. Brian 29/01/2021 10:08 AM

    Brian Jones. No 1. after an accident, and after a defensive driving course.

  85. Michael 29/01/2021 10:47 AM

    I passed the IAM test using method 1 Safest way to drive !

  86. Christine Collings 29/01/2021 10:52 AM

    No. 1 for me but I am far from being a perfectionist! Just, hopefully, prepared for any eventuality, especially a tyre blowout.

  87. John Greer 29/01/2021 10:59 AM

    Combination of 2 and 5 here.

    But one missed out: any of the above but with the thumb(s) on top of the wheel next to the fingers, not curled round the back: Either (a) Rally Driver or (b) has been taught by e.g. a police driver it’s the safest way to grip.

    Do it! With your thumbs curled round, if you hit something, you will tear your thumb ligaments and may not be able to use them again. Or, if your front wheels hit something and jerk the steering wheel, again you’ll hurt your thumbs badly

  88. Ruth Bethany 29/01/2021 11:02 AM

    I hold mine at 2.40, you don’t have that one but that is what i was taught 35 years ago!!

  89. Pete I 29/01/2021 11:16 AM

    Seems like a missed opportunity to point out the dangers of holding the wheel incorrectly. If your hand(s) is in the wrong place and that airbag goes off, you can get broken wrists to add to any other troubles.

  90. Sheila K. Douglas 29/01/2021 11:22 AM

    Mostly number one for me, but sometimes number five and sometimes number eight, think it depends on my mood at the time! Been driving for 47 years now. Delivery driver and taxi driver in the past, glad I’m not now though!!

  91. Margaret Fry 29/01/2021 11:38 AM

    No.1. Not surprised there are so many R.T.C’s if people can’t even hold the steering wheel correctly.

  92. Jim 29/01/2021 11:50 AM

    “2 and 5, ex lorry and bus driver..

  93. Brian Hopkins 29/01/2021 12:05 PM

    number 1
    I drove buses and coaches for 10 years and class 1 H.G.V. for 40 years and am proud of my good driving record

  94. Christine Worthington 29/01/2021 12:11 PM

    Number 2 for me. An old chap once told me that by holding the wheel at 10 to 2, it prevented him from having an accident as he could hold the car steady – that advice has stuck with me for 40 years.

  95. Hilary 29/01/2021 12:42 PM

    I’m a Speed watch volunteer for the police. I’ve noticed that most of the speeding drivers we clock are no.5. With a coffee in the other hand…

  96. Mark Weir 29/01/2021 2:19 PM

    PAS has alot to answer for.

    • Ken 30/01/2021 7:51 AM

      Your right there, pre PAS some cars needed some muscle.

    • John 30/01/2021 9:30 AM

      My comfortable position is number one but i don’t really think about it to be honest.

  97. Frank Johnson 29/01/2021 5:10 PM

    Number 1 for me. the light grip at 10 to 2 is less tiring as you have an equal weight resting on the wheel. One hand on one side means you have to “carry” your arm so any relaxation means you can drift off of line.

  98. Ann 29/01/2021 7:01 PM

    Number 1 for me been driving 45 yrs

  99. Derrick Stoker 29/01/2021 7:52 PM

    No 1.Wife says I’m not holding it properly !! She should know

  100. Tim Hogan 29/01/2021 8:09 PM

    Hmm, with airbags, the traditional ten to two is potentially dangerous and can result in broken wrists, or even the horrendously sounding ‘degloving’ and twenty past eight is a safer option. Even more so if you don’t actually grasp the steering wheel, but rest your palms on it and don’t curl your fingers all the way round.

  101. Christopher Wilson 29/01/2021 8:11 PM

    Number 1 – best for operating paddles ! And most comfortable.

  102. Brian Smith 29/01/2021 8:15 PM

    No 1 for me , most of the time.

  103. Withers Tom 29/01/2021 8:15 PM

    No. 1 Institute of Advanced Drivers trained, once trained never forgotten

  104. Sandra Walker 29/01/2021 8:21 PM

    Number 1 for me

  105. B.Remmer 29/01/2021 8:22 PM

    Number 5 for me too, 43 years HGV Driver.

  106. Sandy Rhodes 29/01/2021 8:25 PM

    None of them. How about one hand on 2, the other on 7?! What does that say about me!

  107. Roy Charles Horton 30/01/2021 6:34 AM

    I am number one as an ex Pilot I stick to the rules. Also one Traffic Officer said to me that you are much less likely to be picked on by the Police if you patiently sit at 65-70mph left hand lane on the M6 with your hands on 10 to 2 ….that’s the truth !

  108. thejohnhaynes@gmail.com 30/01/2021 8:25 AM

    Cross between no 2 and no 5.

  109. Bill 30/01/2021 8:40 AM

    This has nothing to do with driving safely. You are taught 10 to 2 for a reason.

  110. Steven Hubbard 30/01/2021 9:24 AM

    I drive using 3 of the examples,what does that imply?

  111. Duncan Morris 30/01/2021 9:38 AM

    Every one has their thumbs wrapped round the wheel. The IAM teaches keep thumbs out of the wheel.

  112. Paul Lockie 30/01/2021 10:00 AM

    In the days before power steering position 1 ten to two was considered to be the safest way and being taught to drive in a one ton Humber truck with no power steering or synchromesh some fifty eight years ago I have found this still to be true

  113. Clive 30/01/2021 10:02 AM

    it all depends on where or the type of driving; if driving locally through the city 1; when out on a long run, motorway driving, and depending on traffic/conditions..2/3. too many variables for a complete accurate answer.

  114. Sue 30/01/2021 10:47 AM

    first one for me.

  115. jack sivewright 30/01/2021 10:49 AM

    I try to do one, but I have my own adhoc approach, which is to hold the wheel in various positions, depending on circumstances – to allow using other car controls as little as possible, since the car positioning and speed reflect on your concentration demands – ie the faster you go, the greater the need to concentrate.
    I try to relax when I feel I hold the wheel too tightly. I believe my reaction times would be better in an emergency if relaxed. I try to concentrate on always doing everything properly.

  116. Robin Sinclair Perry 30/01/2021 11:33 AM

    Sometimes hand positions are variable so it’s not a fixed formula as implied

  117. Alistair 30/01/2021 11:48 AM

    Lohani Noor clearly has never been required to drive at very high speed as pursuit drivers, advanced trained as police officers.
    It only by using the ‘perfectionist’ that the driver is in fully control at all times. With this style no matter how sharp the turn the drivers always in control.
    That is not possible with any other style, and is the cause of untrained, inexperienced drivers losing control at speed, in the wet, on ice and snow causing accidents, injuries and fatalities.
    When you’ve dealt with many deaths and injury accidents, and had to inform relatives you remember why Roadcraft, the police driver’s manual insists on Perfection.
    All others styles are born of laziness and ignorance.
    To give them fancy names may be appropriate for a psychotherapist, but think about having to walk to a home and tell the family that their close relative has just been killed. Then you can consider whether lesser standards are acceptable.
    Only ‘perfectionist’ is 100% safe, any other would fail even the basic driving test.

  118. Doctor D 30/01/2021 11:52 AM

    More to the point, how do move your hands when turning? My driving instructor’s warning to “feed” the wheel while holding your hands on it is something I still remember after all these years. Though it is tempting just to rotate the wheel with the palm of a hand…

  119. colin sayer 30/01/2021 11:54 AM

    as an x driving instructor No 1 for me

  120. Gary Noble 30/01/2021 11:57 AM

    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Depending on time of day weather and road conditions.

  121. Tony Nunn 30/01/2021 12:13 PM

    I’ve noticed that the “cool dude” one-hand-on-top-of-the-wheel position is almost always the one used by tailgaters.

  122. Dave Craven 30/01/2021 12:42 PM

    Number 1 but with thumbs on top

  123. Mr Richard Craven 30/01/2021 12:47 PM

    Personally all the one handed driver should be described as careless, inconsiderate overconfident dangerous drivers. I speak as a past driving instructor.

  124. Melvyn Giles 30/01/2021 1:39 PM

    I was taught to hold the steering wheel at 10to2. BUT with the thumbs running along the steering wheel. Not the grip as if you are grabbing the wheel with both hands……….
    keep your arms slightly bent, not with your elbows resting on the wheel. (you are too close to the steering wheel)
    You need room to use that steering wheel quickly in an emergency. your reflex will be slow if you are crammed against the wheel.

  125. Rowland Jackson 30/01/2021 1:41 PM

    No 1 for me. Thats how my insructor taught me. Never forgot how.

  126. Ron 30/01/2021 2:47 PM

    I have been driving for over 60 years and still feel confident,

  127. E. Young 30/01/2021 3:09 PM

    I have heard that air bags in steering wheels have altered the way we should place our hands on the steering wheel. Is that true?

  128. Yvonne Evans 30/01/2021 3:44 PM

    Pic.number one is me!

  129. Derek Wonnacott 30/01/2021 5:14 PM

    number 3 for me as I tend to angle the back even though not too tall. It’s the most comfortable for me.

  130. John Bailey 30/01/2021 6:22 PM

    No 1 Taught to drive by a police driving instructor. Did the lot, driving in snow, on ice, driving at speed. A lo of lessons learned as he sat relaxed when I did stupid things. Would turn to me and say “Won’t do that again will you?!. Eternally grateful to Bill. I still hear him talking to me when in an awkward situation. Probably saved my life more than once – and that was over 50 years ago.

  131. Stuart Blair 30/01/2021 7:33 PM

    No 1 40years with blue light driving

  132. Carol 30/01/2021 8:27 PM

    Number 1. Ex driving instructor never lost the habit.

  133. Glyn 30/01/2021 8:42 PM

    Number 1 is me I was proud of my self passing my Advance class one driving skills with the Ambulance service and my HGV class one. I’ve never forgot my training.

  134. Diane Thomas 30/01/2021 10:14 PM

    Definitely number 3. I have been driving for over 48 years and I am very proud of my driving record.

  135. Mrs Sheila Freeman 30/01/2021 11:17 PM

    No.1 for me. 60 years trouble free driving. Thanks to BSM teachers!!

  136. Joe negus 31/01/2021 12:23 AM

    Number one the most dangerous position ever

  137. Maureen Hood 31/01/2021 12:30 PM

    I always thought you should have your thumb on the rim off the wheel, not on the inside. I am a 1 by the way.

  138. Arthur Stone. 31/01/2021 6:23 PM

    I have been driving for over 63 years and it is still the No 1 for me!

  139. Ron Spicer 31/01/2021 6:37 PM

    A pupil from the police advanced motor cycling and car driving courses so mine’s deliberately at ten to two!

  140. Paul burton 31/01/2021 6:59 PM

    Not sure what I can be called, I’ve probably drove with all those holds after been a bus and hgv driver for 40 years

  141. EDDIE YOUNG 31/01/2021 7:11 PM

    Number 1. I have been a vehicle dynamics & test engineer for over 40 years. Position 1 is the only way to control a vehicle adequately in an emergency. It is also the method taught by the police and advanced driving schools.

  142. Malcolm Tester 01/02/2021 10:25 AM

    I’ll opt for number 5

  143. david deeley 01/02/2021 11:32 AM

    i hold my wheel at 25 to 2 what does that mean about me old army wagon driver

  144. Maria Hollingworth 01/02/2021 3:13 PM

    number 1 for me

  145. Stu W 02/02/2021 9:54 AM

    The adventurer, the diplomat and the bulldozer walk into a dentist’s
    “How did you lose your front teeth?” Asked the dentist

    “Well we were driving along and all of a sudden there was a bang….”

  146. Alan Bailey 03/02/2021 12:34 PM

    50 years ago I was taught by a police driving instructor to use the 10 to 2 position, but not to loop the thumbs round the wheel rim. His reasoning: in a collision if the car spins the wheel will break both thumbs.

  147. Roland Alan Senior 03/02/2021 5:33 PM

    I have invariably driven with hands holding the wheel in the “10 and 2” position, as instructed. During 66 years of driving a car experience teaches it provides optimum control, especially in emergency situations as the handgrip tightens.

  148. Trevor 05/02/2021 9:15 AM

    Trevor Massey, number 2 for me. After driving for 57 years like easy relaxed driving. Always buy automatics. Never us the horn. Never lose my temper. Most of the others drivers are not very bright so what can you why get upset!

  149. Jennifer 06/02/2021 12:21 PM

    Hi there my position in the steering is no.1.that’s how i was taught and never altered.

  150. MR IAN SIMPSON 06/02/2021 12:28 PM

    Definately No 1 after taking Advanced Driving Test!

  151. PAMELA FLOWER 07/02/2021 8:13 PM

    My left hand is between 6 and 7 and my right hand between 1 and 2. What does that say about me?

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