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So While I was on vacation and driving this Chevy Equinox my friend starts to say that he didn't feel comfortable while I was driving Cause I used both hands while I drove? I typically drive my R with two hands unconciously (maybe its the volvo factor?) So do you use two hands most of the time while driving? Also note what drivetrain you have
 

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Re: One or Two handed (mikeyredk2)

I guess I drive like I'm at the track...two hands, always, mostly never changing grip. A full 180 with the wheel is usually all that's needed unless parking. I usually drive too fast though.
 

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Re: One or Two handed (mikeyredk2)

Isn't that how the DMV says you're supposed to drive anyway? I mean the two hands thing, not the too fast thing.
 

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Re: One or Two handed (mikeyredk2)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mikeyredk2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So While I was on vacation and driving this Chevy Equinox my friend starts to say that he didn't feel comfortable while I was driving Cause I used both hands while I drove? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>This could quite possibly be THE stupidest statement I have EVER heard. <p>Yeah, you have SO much more control over the car driving with one hand. That's why all the race cars drivers drive that way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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i am from a-town originally and live in philly now.<p>sorry for the thread hijack! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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i drive with my knees...<p>one hand for the newspaper and the other for the beer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/ememail.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i drive with my knees...<p>one hand for the newspaper and the other for the beer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/ememail.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But what about the cell phone?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pedestrian_A</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">right hand off only when shifting <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same here.<p>Someone obviously doesn't know ANYTHING about driving if they think driving with one hand is safer than two. If the former were the case, surely someone would have come up with a one-handed steering wheel by now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> Would certainly make reading the newspaper, driking coffee, talking on the cell, and gesturing wildly so much easier.
 

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Re: (R Salesman)

Really depends, if you're driving a twisty backroad you're gonna be focused and using both hands, if you're cruising down an endless straight of highway (at a sensable speed of course) you're gonna chill and just have on hand.
 

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Really depends. I'd say 50/50 between 1 hand or 2. I do shift my own gears ( <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: One or Two handed (mikeyredk2)

This poll if for the majority of the time this does not include shifting gears. Also Will those people that voted for one handed explain why my friend would say he didn't feel safe sitting while i was driving with *both* hand?<p>fixed thanks R Salesman<p><i>Modified by mikeyredk2 at 12:54 PM 5-31-2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mikeyredk2 at 12:55 PM 5-31-2006</i>
 

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Re: One or Two handed (mikeyredk2)

First you say this:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mikeyredk2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my friend starts to say that he didn't feel comfortable while I was driving Cause I used <b>both hands</b> while I drove</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And then you say this:<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mikeyredk2</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also Will those people that voted for one handed explain why my friend would say he didn't feel safe sitting while i was driving with <b>one hand</b>?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So . . . which is it?<p>If the former, your friend doesn't know anything about driving. If the latter, your friend does know something about driving, and is justified in his feelings. It's a simple fact that you have more contol over the vehicle while using two hands versus one.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NRM8573</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Really depends, if you're driving a twisty backroad you're gonna be focused and using both hands, <b>if you're cruising down an endless straight of highway (at a sensable speed of course) you're gonna chill and just have on hand.</b></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't think that's unreasonable, provided there is no other traffic on the road.<p>I make it a point to almost always drive with both hands. Why? Reaction time. If you have to make an emergency lane change, your reaction time is quicker, and your vehicle control is significantly better, if you already have two hands on the steering wheel as opposed to just one. <p>Think about it: you're driving down the road with one hand. Someone swerves into your lane. In the process of reacting, your one hand on the steering wheel starts to move the wheel. While that's happening, your other hand is making its way to the wheel. If you're lucky, you haven't already flipped your vehicle by the time your second hand makes it to the wheel to stabilize the vehicle.
 

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Re: (R Salesman)

Use LH to steer, and RH to silence passenger when he makes odd suggestions like that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>But seriously *any* driving/racing school will insist you keep both hands on the wheel except when shifting....<p>I may LH-only on the street when I know shifting abounds.... or I may alter my hand placement at other times away from 9-3 optimum, but usually I am a 2H'er.<p>BTW, Safe Driving Schools now teach 8-4 placement for cars with airbags...<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>BTW, Safe Driving Schools now teach 8-4 placement for cars with airbags...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>that makes sense...having your hands at 10-2 when the airbag deploys means that your left arm is going to be thrown through your driver window while the right arm is going to beat your passenger in the face
 
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