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# What is the 10 and 2 position?

## What is the 10 and 2 position?

You may have heard the term “10 and 2 driving”. This refers to the position in which you should hold your hands on the steering wheel (it is most often described in terms of how the placement of your hands relates to numbers on a clock).

## Is 10 and 2 still a thing?

You probably learned to keep your hands at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions on the steering wheel. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends drivers put their hands at the 9 and 3 o’clock positions.

Why is 10 and 2 not recommended anymore?

Traffic officials say 10-and-2 is not recommended because it can be dangerous in vehicles with smaller steering wheels and increases the risk of being injured when air bags deploy.

Do you hold your hands at 10 and 2?

Proper Steering Wheel Hand Position At some point you might have heard the phrase “10 and 2” when it comes to where to put your hands on the steering wheel. These numbers are in reference to a clock. Your hands should be where the “two” and “10” numbers would be.

### What is 10 and 2 on a steering wheel?

Holding the wheel at 10 and 2 is a remnant from an era before power steering became standard on all vehicles, when turning required more force to get your wheel to move. The 10 and 2 position allowed you to pull down on the wheel when making a turn, which was the easiest way to do it.

### What is the 10 and 2 rule?

The ‘rule’ itself is quite straightforward: if the speed limit is (for example) 30mph, the rule states that you won’t get a speeding ticket unless you are going 10% plus 2 mph faster than the limit.

Why shouldn’t you cross your hands when turning?

If you cross your arms in front of you while turning as you were taught to do and your airbag deploys, your arms can get caught, possibly in the crossed position, by the airbag if it deploys at that time.

What is a ten and two?

FOR YEARS WE’VE all been told that the way to hold a steering wheel is at ‘ten and two’. That is, you picture the steering wheel as a clock face and you place your left hand where the number ten would be and you place your right hand where the two would be. But times have changed. Cars are different.

#### What is a no zone?

Areas where trucks can’t see around the rig and trailer are called “No-Zones”. Drivers who share the roadway with trucks must be aware of these “No-Zones” to stay safe.

#### How can you fail your driving test?

To that end, these are the 10 most common reasons for failing the driving test.

1. Observation at junctions (11.9% Fail)
2. Use of mirrors (8.2% Fail)
3. Inappropriate speed (5.1% Fail)
4. Steering control (4.7% Fail)
5. Reversing around a corner (4.3% Fail)
6. Incorrect positioning (4.2% Fail)
7. Moving away safely (4.2% Fail)

Is dry steering a fail?

If performed during a driving test, dry steering is marked as a non-critical driving error.

What is the meaning of 10 past 2?

ten to two means it’s 1:50 and ten past two means 2:10.

## What is the meaning of 10 pass 2?

It’s ten past two. It’s a quarter past two.

## What does the S in Siren stand for?

The National Highway Traffic Administration has given the safety guidelines summed up under the acronym SIREN. The acronym indicates how to protect the safety of emergency workers, officers, and crews on the road. The letter S stands for stay alert. Pay attention to the siren.

What do the letters IPDE stand for?

We use the IPDE (Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute) approach to driving to deal with potential and real hazards.

What is code for chimney?

Chimneys shall extend not less than 2 feet (610 mm) higher than any portion of a building within 10 feet (3048 mm), but shall be not less than 3 feet (914 mm) above the highest point where the chimney passes through the roof.