Can you fail a road test for not keeping your hands at 10 and 2?
Read the pamphlet again and stick to what is says. The examiner could be just coming out of a divorce and you are SOL if you are his first road test for the day.
duck you sucker!
Not necessarily. But, some testers are a**holes. You can only Legally be failed over law violations or failing to maintain control. What if you only had One hand? Tester Must compensate. Paraplegics are allowed to drive ( full hand control cars). If he fails over this, Only, which is NOT the law, but a suggestion in the Handbook, complain to super and get Another. One tester :"failed" me over entering intersection on a yellow--perfectly legal in my state. Plus, Personal insults. I got another ten minutes later and Passed. EDIT: Michael, you quote Suggestions; Not the Law. "Properly holding the steering wheel of your vehicle is an important safety precaution to observe every time you get behind the wheel. When you complete your driving exam, the administrator will watch your body position while you are behind the wheel of the test vehicle. One aspect that the instructor will be looking for is proper placement of your hands on the steering wheel." This is Completely Arbitrary. The 10 and 2 or 11 and 5 and NOT mentioned. It is up to tester if you can maintain control no matter where your hands are. Just that steering knobs are illegal. Some wheels have 3 "spokes" (the Mercedes-Benz symbol.) Some Four. Not All have "two".
Dances with Weed
Whatever your Driver's Training Manual states is the law. Your hand positioning is awkward IMO especially for Right Hand turns.
if you cant control yourself for 30 minutes you should not be driving
As long as you do everything else right you should be fine.
Learn to pass the test. Depending where you live, students may be taught to hold the wheel at the "10 to 2" or "quarter to 3" positions. Your instructor will be able to advise you. Failure to maintain proper control of the vehicle is a fail, and how the examiner interprets "proper control" may cause you to fail the test.
i would do what they want you to do if you want to pass the road test
Yes, it will count against you and you can be failed for it. From the source, "Properly holding the steering wheel of your vehicle is an important safety precaution to observe every time you get behind the wheel. When you complete your driving exam, the administrator will watch your body position while you are behind the wheel of the test vehicle. One aspect that the instructor will be looking for is proper placement of your hands on the steering wheel. Many drivers often wonder why the way that they hold or use the steering wheel of a vehicle is evaluated during the examination required to obtain a driver’s license. Drivers who use the correct technique to hold the steering wheel of their vehicle are less likely to have an accident and will be able to use their vehicle more efficiently. Statistics show that improper steering wheel techniques are the main cause of crashes when drivers run off the road. " 11 and 5 is a terrible position. If your vision is temporarily obscured, like when a truck splashes water on the windshield, you will involuntarily try to put your hands on the same level, making it likely you will swerve blindly to the left - possibly into oncoming traffic. 10 and 2 is out of date: that position exposes both your arms to the airbag if it deploys. See the source. 9 and 3 is also more comfortable. As the photo in the source shows it allows you to hook your thumbs over the steering wheel "spokes." EDIT - two thumbs down so far but no references. Welcome to Yahoo! Answers, the land of unsupported opinions! You can take your chances if you want, but my answer is correct - you can fail over it.
Where the hell you get the idea that 10 and 2 is proper? Dumbass troll