Originally Posted by Akash
@350Z- What does this 10 2 and 9 3 mean?
This is telling on which position your hand should be on steering (compare with clock)
I found this interesting - 10 and 2 O'Clock Are Not The Best Positions For The Driver's Hands
The belief that 10 and 2 are the correct hand positions are a long-standing and widely-believed myth still taught today. Truth is, however, that while 10 and 2 are certainly better than many hand positions in use -- such as both hands gripping the wheel at the top or single hand grips -- it is still not the best.
The correct hand positions are 9 and 3 O'clock -- which is the exact left and right side of the steering wheel. Using this hand position will make you a better, smoother and safer driver. When you keep your hands at 9 and 3, you always know exactly in which direction your tires are pointing. While this may sound basic, it is very important to increasing accurate car placement on the road. This is critical in a race car and no less important in a passenger vehicle.
When your hands are at 9 and 3, steering inputs are more accurate. In other words, the information you feed the car through the steering wheel is more accurate than at any other position -- what you think you are doing is closer to what the car will do. When your hands are away from this position, e.g. at the top of the steering wheel, you have a tendency to "lob" the steering wheel sharply in one direction or the other as you turn a corner. This lack of smooth delivery has to do with the weight and momentum of your hands when you move them. At 9 and 3, you are able to move the steering wheel more smoothly or "arc" the steering through a corner helping keep the car balanced and making you a smoother driver. (Your passengers will be impressed!) When you keep your hands at 9 and 3, emergency response is faster should it arise. For example, if you were driving on the highway with one arm out the window and the other flopped over the bottom of the wheel and a deer ran out onto the road in front of you, you would have to react quickly. But you're hands have to move the entire distance from the window and the bottom of the steering wheel to the sides, or top to enable you to actively steer the car. By the time you get your hands in position, it will be too late to steer away from the problem.
With hands at 9 and 3, better control of the vehicle is much more likely. Again, consider the deer scenario. You were able to swerve and miss it. But there are other challenges to deal with. First, if you're not at 9 and 3 you've probably "lobbed" the steering wheel, sharply unbalancing the car. This can lead the car into either a spin, crash or an off-road excursion. With hands at 9 and 3, you would have been able to "arc" -- move the wheel smoothly -- directing the car away from the deer. This would have increased your chances of eliminating the spin completely, or enabling a correction, preventing the spin.
As a driving instructor and race car driver, I drive with my hands at 9 and 3 regardless of whether I'm racing or driving on the street. If I'm on a long drive or on a straight stretch of road, I don't necessarily keep both hands on the wheel all the time, but I do keep at least one hand on the 9 or 3 position at all times.
Source - Techniques for Safer Driving
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