NZ747
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Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:46 pm

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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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:52 pm

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.
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:54 pm

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 !

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:03 pm

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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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:06 pm

You guys use hands?? I use my knees Big grin
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:20 pm

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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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:29 pm

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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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:48 pm

You guys use hands?? I use my knees

Thats what LHMark and the rest of the fellas that met you said too. Hmmmmm.
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:55 pm

Hey KROC.

Can you do me a favour and send the Swing and miss picture to me? I need it right now Big grin
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:58 pm

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
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:58 pm

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

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OYRJA
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:30 pm

Well,

This one is for you KROC

 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:54 pm

And this one is for you OYRJA...

 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:53 pm

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

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:20 am

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.



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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:26 am

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.

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:28 am

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.

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:31 am

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.
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:59 am

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.
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:38 am

I use my middle fingers - one on the steering wheel, one to use as a "signal" to other (shitty) drivers.
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:13 pm

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

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:58 pm

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.
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:25 pm

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.
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:58 am

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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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:48 am

Two hands, all the time.

Ever seen any racing/rally drivers, drive with one hand ?
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:09 am

Two hands.

One holding the wheel.

One holding the beer.
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:30 pm

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 between sips!

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:00 pm

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 stick shift. That's why I use one hand steering and other hand shifts. It looks stupid that I don't want to someone sees me that I don't know how to drive! LOL!

I can drive one hand steering and other hand use my thumb typing my small device AOL IM same time! That's not hard!

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:21 pm

I'm a left knee kind of guy myself.
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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:40 pm

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...

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RE: Driving, One Or Two Hands?

Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:04 pm

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 nightshift, that I fell asleep at a set of traffic lights. It didn't go down too well with the drivers behind me, I can tell you!

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