Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2473 times:
On a related note, I drove an automatic Chrysler Concorde in the US, and sometimes, my right hand was getting quite bored
Well, I hope you didn't grab anything else with your right hand!
As for me, it depends. I feel like more of a hardass when I drive with one hand on the wheel. Usually though I have both my hands when im going faster. Since I have an automatic, driving one handed has no real use, like it would be for shifting gears.
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NZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2462 times:
You guys use hands?? I use my knees
Two weeks ago I dropped my cell phone while driving. It fell under my seat and I had to use 2 hands to get it (one to pull the lever to push the seat back, and the other to grab the phone). I used my face and chin to drive the car.
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Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
I used my face and chin to drive the car.
Dude, seriously, you'll end up in a tree or into another car/bus/truck/pedestrian if you do that.
I drive with both hands most of the time...but on freeways - one hand. I always keep fiddling with the CD player with the other hand...even though I don't look at it..I always keep my eyes on the road.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2362 times:
Depends on the conditions... on a wide flat straight paved road with little traffic around, one hand does fine. If its a narrower/rougher/windinger road or if theres lots of snow and ice or whatever then I use both.
KAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 93 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
I tend to drive my Jeep with one hand on the yoke and one hand on the throttle.
Seriously though, I tend to have my right hand on the steering wheel and my left and resting on the window ledge. Though as has been mentioned previously in this thread, I go with both hands for inclimate weather conditions.
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British767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2346 times:
Depends. I find it more comfortable with just one hand on top of the steering wheel. But when turning corners I find that I have to use both hands. Also, when I am going fast, like 80mph+, I find it necessary to have both hands on the wheel.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
I almost always use 2 hands on my steering wheel unless drinking a beverage, looking at at map, changing radio stations in case of a need for emergency moves and as the way my steering wheel is set up, it works better with both hands on the wheel.
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
For safety reasons, two hands in proper position. I made that an ingrained habit long ago and on many larger vehicles, it is absolutely necessary. Only time my right hand leaves the wheel is to program the GPS, change gears or drive settings or the radio (when driving buses, to operate any of the myriad of onboard systems). For safety reasons, the portable GPS is mounted on the dash ahead of the speedometer/odometer.
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: Two hands, all the time. Ever seen any racing/rally drivers, drive with one hand ?
: Two hands. One holding the wheel. One holding the beer.
: L-188, you almost got it... One hand holding the wheel. Cup Holder holding the beer. Other hand opening the next beer. That way you don't have to wait
: I use sometimes my thumb hold my steering wheel driving. I usually one hand most of time. I never use two hands hold steering wheel. I have manual sti