Hand Positioning for Front And Rear

Place your left hand on the left portion of the steering wheel in a location approximate to where the nine would be if the wheel was a clock. Your right hand should be placed on the right portion of the wheel where the three would be located. 

Another option would be to place your hands on the steering wheel in the 12 o’clock position.

As the officer approaches, put your hands in plain view preferably on the steering wheel or in plain sight. Stay seated and inside the vehicle unless you are asked to get out. Make all movements slowly. The officer is watching carefully to make sure a weapon is not being drawn or something is being hidden.