CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) -- Is your teen getting ready to take Driver's Education? New driving guidelines will change how they learn to maneuver behind the wheel.
AAA is now recommending teens are taught to place their hands much lower on the wheel at "8 and4" instead of the old, standard way of "10 and 2"
Tracy Anderson, a parent whose 14 year old son starts Driver's Ed in few days, was surprised to hear about the changes.
"I feel more comfortable at '10 and 2'," she said. "I learned old school and I feel you have more control of the car at "10 and 2" rather than "8 and 4".
Chuck Lehning, director of Jordan Driving School in Charlotte, says that's something he hears all the time from parents.
"Really "10 and 2" is gone," he said. "We don't teach that anymore."