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Holding the Wheel
Unless a person has a physical disability and cannot do otherwise, that lazy one hand on top or bottom of the steering wheel is not a demonstration of precision driving.
In advanced driving schools, the one-handers struggle with each exercise until they learn proper wheel handling habits. It has to be learned. There are no phone booths handy where someone can transform instantly from sloppy to Superdriver. Under stress we revert to our dominant habits, so we should make sure they are good ones.
Think of it as the left hand sensing what the left front wheel is doing, while the right hand takes care of the other side. With one hand on top of the wheel, there isn't much feedback from the car at all, at least until the airbag deploys.
FEEDING THE WHEEL
Also known as shuffle steering or push-pull. A more accurate and less dramatic form of steering than hand-over-hand, and much safer than any one-handed window washer technique.
For a left turn, the hand on that side moves to the top and pulls the wheel a full half turn to the bottom. The right hand stays in contact with the wheel, sliding down to meet the left hand at the bottom. The right hand then pushes up on the wheel, while the left hand mirrors the movement until both hands meet at the top. Continue as needed.
Smaller "shuffles" can be used so that in cornering, the hands remain at about 9 and 3.
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