On the other hand

Your March ‘Matters of Moment’ describes it as “rubbish” to advocate that both hands are essential for controlling a car.

We teach our hillclimb driver pupils that optimum car control calls for both hands being kept on the steering wheel, and that the time a hand is removed should be kept to a minimum. We consider we are acting responsibly and sensibly to include this as part of our teaching.

It therefore seems just a little unfortunate for you to suggest to our Motor Sport reading pupils that we are teaching them rubbish. Nigel Mansell must be very glad to have had two hands on the wheel during that alarming experience in Adelaide last year, don’t you think?

Bill Goodman, Prescott Hillclimb School, Gotherington, Gloucestershire