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Old 04-11-2009, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Natural Position of Foot - At or above normal cruise.

Natural Foot Position - At or Above Normal Cruise is a great tip and deserves to be in 100+ Hypermiling Tips.

However, for safety reasons, proper relation of the entire body to the steering wheel should be considered at the same time.

From Racing Schools - Driving Tips - Steering - RacingSchools.Com
The driver should be close enough to the wheel to reach any place on the wheel with either hand and without lifting back or shoulder blades off the seat, but no closer. If you have to get closer than that to your steering wheel in order to reach the car's pedals, you should consider getting extensions for the pedals. Held into your seat by your seat belts, you have no reason to hang onto the wheel for support or to grip it tightly, both of which will wear you out and cause you to over-steer the car.
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