Incorrect Use Of: Clutch / Brake / Accelerator / Gears / Steering
Drivers should be sure to coordinate their minds with the actions of their hands and feet for the smoothest and most accurate method of operating these devices. If a license applicant is unable to operate these devices while driving, the examiner will record that as an error.
One of the aspects that the examiner will look for during the test is smooth steering with the hands in the right position. This requires the driver to have both hands on the steering wheel. The exact position depends on which advice the driver follows. Imagining the wheel as a clock face, some experts recommend placing the hands at the 10 and 2 positions, while others recommend 9 and 3, 11 and 5 or 8 and 4. Any of these positions is acceptable on the test, as long as the applicant grips the wheel with one hand on each side with at least 1/3 of the wheel between the two hands. If the applicant’s hands are too close together or are holding onto the wheel spokes, or if only one hand is on the wheel, the examiner will count that as an error.