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Driving, One Or Two Hands?  
User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

I drive with one hand on the wheel, bad habit I know, but once the arrow hits 80km/h my second hand comes into action.

I find that I can drive more easily with one hand.

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User currently offlineSalso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

I also like to drive with only one hand on the wheel, except if the road is too curvy and can't handle it with one hand only. Then even power steering doesn't help.

User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

I don't drive a lot anymore (that' what living in Paris does to you), but usually it is :

On mountain roads : one hand, the left, while the right is busy shifting gears.
On motorways : zero hand. Ah, the joys of the autopilot.

On a related note, I drove an automatic Chrysler Concorde in the US, and sometimes, my right hand was getting quite bored !

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2507 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!  Laugh out loud

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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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

You guys use hands?? I use my knees Big grin

User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2496 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.
The magic of power steering  Big grin


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2488 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.





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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

You guys use hands?? I use my knees

Thats what LHMark and the rest of the fellas that met you said too. Hmmmmm.


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Hey KROC.

Can you do me a favour and send the Swing and miss picture to me? I need it right now Big grin


User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

I know of a guy who was driving on the motorway. Knee on the wheel, and one cellphone in each hand and on each ear.

Baaaaad.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

You guys use hands?? I use my knees

Yes, well since your car was specially designed to make room for your clogs on the pedals, that's different...

I haven't really noticed. But when driving on a stright looking road, I have a loose grip on the steering wheel with both hands. Rarely do the "taxi driver" style and rest one hand in the window...  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Well,

This one is for you KROC



User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

And this one is for you OYRJA...



User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Thats what LHMark and the rest of the fellas that met you said too. Hmmmmm.

Good night now OYRJA. Enjoy your little sleep!




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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2396 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.



CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2385 times:

I notice quite often that I am driving with one hand only. I should really make sure that I am using both hands, otherwise it can become dangerous especially when I am driving fast.

Patrick


User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2386 times:

I tend to drive my Jeep with one hand on the yoke and one hand on the throttle.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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.

KAUST



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User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2380 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.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2374 times:

usually in traffic, will use two...

...in cruise, when I dont have to pay much attention, will use 1...


...when eatting, or some other ill sh!t that I shouldn't be doing while driving; will use my knees.


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 2356 times:

I use my middle fingers - one on the steering wheel, one to use as a "signal" to other (shitty) drivers.

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13042 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2329 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.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

The only time I use my hands when I drive is when I put on my makeup on the road.

concordeboy


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
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As much as possible I only use one hand and the other operates the indicators or is hanging out the window or resting on the door frame.

User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

one hand, if that, and if i use two hands, it's definitely not at the right position of the clock...or whatever it's supposed to be.

User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 2275 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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25 DeskPilot : Two hands, all the time. Ever seen any racing/rally drivers, drive with one hand ?
26 L-188 : Two hands. One holding the wheel. One holding the beer.
27 GuitrThree : 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
28 Big777jet : 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
29 STLGph : I'm a left knee kind of guy myself.
30 Post contains images Joge : You guys use hands?? I use my knees Now you make me really worried... I hope you're not the one driving us around in CPH... -Joge
31 UK_Dispatcher : One - only just holding the bottom or r/h side of the steering wheel..... I like to relax whilst driving any distance. I was once so tired after a nig
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