Posts Tagged ‘Hands on Wheel’

Both hands on the wheel

December 15, 2012

Hands on WheelWhen I learned to drive a car, many years ago, I was told to always keep both hands on the steering wheel, which I pretty much do.  But in the past year or so, I’ve been in cars with people whom I know to be safe, conservative drivers generally, and who yet start their cars from a standing position with both hands raised in midair.  As the car starts forward, they let the hands slowly fall to the steering wheel.  Sometimes they’ll take their hands off the wheel when the car is moving straight forward.  Many of the people who drive like this are people I regard as conservative, safe drivers.

It seems strange that I never noticed anybody driving without hands on the wheel before, and now many people seem to be doing it.  Am I right in thinking this is something that is becoming common?  Am I right in thinking this started just started a few years ago?  How did this new habit come into being?