Robert Gentel wrote:
Does anyone drive the way we are supposed to?
If you mean, "the way" as described in the drivers' manual, probably not!
And not only are we doing it "wrong," but some of the standards have changed. For instance, Oklahoma no longer makes applicants parallel park on their driving test. (Hope they never have to go downtown!)
And I remember being drilled about how I should always hold the steering wheel at 10 and 2. Thanks to airbags, that's no longer advisable...if deployed, the airbag would cause your arms to fly upward off the wheel, and no telling where the car would end up. So now it's 9 and 3, or even better, 8 and 4.
Naturally, this means we are no longer supposed to make turns "hand over hand." Now we are supposed to turn the wheel using the "push-pull" method. (I have to go read the manual and figure out what that means.)