Don’t do as the photo suggests

Duncan – With regard to Tim Schewe’s column in the paper of Wednesday, April 29. His columns are concerned with driver ability and safety, so it is alarming to see the photo at the head of his article.

This shows a driver who has received either very incompetent driver training or has chosen to ignore competent instruction.

The driver is about to turn to her right but has her left hand inverted and projecting through the steering wheel.

This stance is potentially dangerous as it is impossible to have full control of a vehicle with such a hand position.

It is also compounded by the driver being too near the steering wheel for a fully functional driving position. It should also guarantee a failure of any driving test.

F. Knox

Duncan