I think that when I learned to drive, the push-pull was called the shuffle, and was frowned upon. It was too slow and in-efficient. That was when most cars didn't have power steering, and it seemed that the average was 8 turns of the steering wheel, lock to lock. I was learning to fly at the same time I was learning to drive, and since I thought then (and still do) that flying was much cooler than driving, I usually drive with thumb and a finger lightly holding the wheel at 9 and gently applying pressure instead of moving the wheel. This doesn't work so well when parking, but then it doesn't work well when slipping the 182 either - you adapt to the situation. I never heard about the airbag breaking arms, but it does sound plausible - "we'll break your arm to keep you safe!"
On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 10:06 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Top of the wheel was always what my dad did when he was too tired to keep > driving but too proud to let mom take over. > > I was taught what I think you're calling push-pull by one of the car test > jockeys for a non-car magazine, probably Tom McCahill of Mechanic's > Illustrated. > I picked it up shortly before I started driver's education, my teachers, > if they > noticed, never mentioned it. > Back then I did it because it was supposed to be more secure than letting > go of > the wheel with one hand and crossing your arms over each other. > Bring both hands to the top of the wheel, grasping the wheel in one hand > and > sliding the wheel through the other, then grasp with the other hand and > bring > both hands towards the bottom. > > I'm pretty sure they taught me 10 and 2 o'clock in driver's ed, but in > cockpit > videos you usually see race drivers at 9 and 3. > About 25 years ago I read a gripe in Autoweek from a reader who got hit > backing > out of a parking spot. He claimed he was holding the top of the wheel in > his > left hand while turning his body to look out the back windscreen when the > bad > deployed, breaking his arm in multiple places. > Air bags are weaker now, back then they were required to restrain unbelted > driver/dummies in crash tests. > Mitch. > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain "There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers* 2013 F150, 18 mpg 2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph! _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com