How to Steer Your Car: Shuffle Steering Demonstration
It’s just steering!! (not)
In my opinion, knowing how to properly steer a vehicle is one of the most important things for new drivers (and all drivers) to grasp. Shuffle steering is just one way to steer, but it’s a pretty good method. Your arms never cross, so you never get your arms tangled up in a knot (which happens to people when they’re learning sometimes). Other reasons why I like it are that if the road curves more than originally anticipated, the driver can simply keep shuffling the wheel no problem. Also, it just seems easier and less work than hand-over-hand!
See this post also: How To Hold (and NOT hold) The Steering Wheel
Many moons ago, Carmen became an ICBC-approved driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, and has spent many years working with new and experienced drivers around the lower mainland. She can be found reading the Motor Vehicle Act for fun while receiving strange looks from others. May the quest for great driving continue!
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