Remember learning to grip the wheel at 10 and 2 in Drivers Ed class? Well, the rules have changed. Ergonomics experts now suggest another position. Here are some tips for staying safe and comfortable behind the wheel:
Sit slightly reclined with your shoulders resting comfortably on the back of the seat.
Sit as far back from the steering wheel as you can without compromising control of the vehicle.
Sit so that you are able to pivot your right foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal without lifting your heel from the floor.
Place your hands on the outside rim of the steering wheel where a clock's arms would be at 9 and 3 o'clock. Having your arms slightly lower minimizes risk of injury to arms, hands, and fingers if the airbags deploy.