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Old 15th Apr 2019, 04:32
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Canada
Posts: 337
Re steering wheel usage from a bit back in the thread.

If you have had a steering wheel airbag go off you will quickly understand why you don't want your arm across the hub when it happens. You will get a facefull of arm and hand very forcefully if it happens.
In my case I was lucky enough to be holding at 3 and 9 o'clock and the bag went in between. At that, the fabric left friction burns on the top of both my thumbs.
Apparently arm, wrist and facial injuries are a significant risk from steering wheel airbags.

While this method is popular, it isnít as safe as the hand-to-hand method. In fact, some countries have outlawed hand-over-hand steering. It also exposes you to additional risk of injury to arms, hands, and face if the airbag deploys.
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