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Steering in Reverse

The most efficient and safe way to hold your steering wheel is at the 10 to two, or quarter to three position, with a light grip, and using the push pull method of steering. That is, not passing or crossing your hands over the top of the steering wheel, but sliding and turning the wheel between them and never allowing the wheel to spin back through your hands when straightening up. However, in reverse gear, looking over your left shoulder through the rear window makes holding the steering wheel in this way difficult. You should therefore use one hand placed on the top of the steering wheel if you are straight reversing, or two hands (one placed at the top of the wheel and the other further down towards the 7pm position), whensteering backwards.