As I was cruising around the uber-humid midstate Pennsylvania roads yesterday, I suddenly took notice (thanks to questions from my curious preschooler) of my hand positioning on the wheel.
Though I was taught to drive at "10" and "2" (as if the driver's wheel were a clock), I more often hold the wheel at "8" and "6". Sometimes, it's "11" and "5 1/2". Occasionally, it's one-handed (right hand 80% of the time) at the bottom of the wheel. (FYI--my hands are always positioned "overhand" rather than "underhand" on the wheel.)
Anyway, in my heat-induced craze, I started to wonder what someone could infer about me based on my wheel positioning preferences.
My dime-store analysis (worth about as a much as a stuffed toy you'd win from a greasy carny at the local fair) is that:
- I'm a bit inconsistent.
- I'm flexible.
- I think way too much about mundane things.
In any case, I'm asking for your insights:
How do you hold the wheel when you drive, and what do you think that says about you?