Drivers were taught to keep their hands at “10 and 2” on the steering wheel, but the addition of airbags makes “9 and 3” is now considered the safest position and one that gives the most control.
Drivers were taught to keep their hands at “10 and 2” on the steering wheel, but the addition of airbags makes “9 and 3” is now considered the safest position and one that gives the most control. Staff The Bellingham Herald file
Drivers were taught to keep their hands at “10 and 2” on the steering wheel, but the addition of airbags makes “9 and 3” is now considered the safest position and one that gives the most control. Staff The Bellingham Herald file

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