I disagree with the two hands and cars of today. Makes you tense and strains your neck. One hand laying on the top of the wheel with arm almost fully extended.<quoted text>
When driving one should keep their eyes on the road. Hands at 10 and 2.
Pay attention <slap>
Whoaaa, duuuude. I just saw a rainbow.
<pull over...back seat, duuuude>
You can finesse it better and interferes with vision less. Makes it so much easier to slalom through traffic.
Years ago there was a fad among some to lean over like you were laying back on a couch toward the passenger side with your left hand draped over the wheel. All so one cool dude looking. Except it looked real dumb seeing some guy with his head under the rear view mirror peeking over the dash while he was slouched over. Haven't seen that in a long time. Maybe Darwin kicked in.
I crawled along backed up xway traffic next to a guy eating his breakfast once. A bowl of cereal in his lap, using both hands, and a knee to steer with. And reading a newspaper.
I drove a van for years with right hand draped over the wheel and left foot crossed up on the dash. Very comfortable. But I had great traffic vision.
That was the way I was driving when the truck hit me. Actually may have saved my life.