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Old 03-09-2015, 05:44 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
I checked when my thumbs weren't looking and it appears that they rest lightly, on the rim, or around the rim at times. And, the wheel itself is sculpted to encourage holding at about 9 and 3.
So vehicles have evolved and you have adapted to them subconsciously.

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Old 03-09-2015, 06:13 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by BRietkerk View Post
I agree. Since I was raised on a farm I learned to back up implements and wagons with a tractor which did not have mirrors. The looking over the shoulder method is a habit hard to break. I could still get away with it with the tent trailer. The Escape forces me to use the mirrors. Occasionally I break down and poke my head out of the window to look back.
Very true about backing up with farm implements, I certainly did lots of that before I drove a car too. I had to retrain myself as an adult to use the mirrors, but once I had that down, it is not even a consideration to turn my head any more. On the odd occasion I have to do that now, because of having to turn really sharp around a corner, it seems way more awkward.

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