As with anything over time, methods change and new methods are created/discovered that can increase the efficiency/safety of certain activities.
Which is why today, we have decided to explain how the following things that you have been taught are now incorrect/inefficient.
Furthermore, we will tell you the new methods that you should use to ensure maximum safety whilst driving.
Steering Wheel Grip
Many of you were likely taught to grub the steering wheel at both the 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock position.
Whilst you may feel that this grip is comfortable, there is actually a risk to your health by doing this.
The thing about the 10 and 2 grip is that because your hands are positioned towards the top of the wheel, in the event of a crash, your airbag is going to launch your hands right towards your face.
Even though this is not always going to happen, when it does, you can cause serious, if not lethal damage to yourself.
That’s why we suggest the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock grip.
This way, your hands are more likely to go outwards as opposed to towards your face.
Next on the list is your seating position.
You have likely had it when you first get in the car with your driving instructor and then they say, adjust the seat to make you comfortable.
Whilst this is not directly a bad thing, you need to prioritise your ability to see the road, rather than how comfy your seat is.
This is because you run the risk of not being able to see properly, which in turn can cause road accidents.
Anti-Lock Braking System
Last but not least comes after the introduction of Anti-Lock Braking Systems.
Previously, you were told to apply the brake on and off, this way you reduce the chances of your wheels locking up and losing control of the car.
However, all you need to do now is to hold down the brake, because when you do this the ABS will apply the brake on and off at a uniform and fast pace.
We hope that these tips have helped you and that you will take them into account next time you go driving.