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#1 03-09-14 09:08:40

christhedrummer
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Left foot braking...

Just taken on an international driver in the auto and he brakes with his left foot. Never had this before. Doesn't cause any problems with his driving just never seen anyone do it.
Is this common?

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#2 03-09-14 11:04:08

kaf
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Re: Left foot braking...

For those who have been brought up,on auto,,it's very common.

Shouldn't be a problem.

The problem with left foot braking is with those used to using it for clutch, tends to slam the brakes on or try to use it with the gas thinking it's  still the clutch!

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#3 03-09-14 11:08:18

johnp
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Re: Left foot braking...

I am doing that with one of my lads with CP.
Right foot too weak for brake but OK for gas.
He has got into it fine and will never need manual so it does not matter.


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#4 03-09-14 11:38:22

Mentor
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Re: Left foot braking...

Did a mock test with a girl yesterday and on the emergency stop she braked too hard and stalled the car. Later investigation showed she was braking with the left foot. Corrected the problem but no reason for why she started doing it. Same girl did a perfect emergency stop on a test today but failed for coasting which was never evident on lessons. First pupil to ever fail for that in 11 years. Some things are just weird.

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#5 03-09-14 21:30:28

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Re: Left foot braking...

Americans use two feet to drive their autos. Right foot of the gas and left foot for the brake.
The problem comes when they leave their foot over the brake. Eventually it starts to rest
on the brake pedal. Not normally enough to create a drag but enough for the brake lights to stay illuminated.

My advice is to discourage it. Tell them to use one foot to go or slow. Less confusion for the car's ECU, following drivers and your driver.

Some cars will flag a fault if the brake and gas are pressed together and will cut the engine.


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#6 03-09-14 21:41:17

Zipper
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From: Darwin, Northern Territory Aus
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Re: Left foot braking...

AUTAX wrote:

Americans use two feet to drive their autos. Right foot of the gas and left foot for the brake.
The problem comes when they leave their foot over the brake. Eventually it starts to rest
on the brake pedal. Not normally enough to create a drag but enough for the brake lights to stay illuminated.

My advice is to discourage it. Tell them to use one foot to go or slow. Less confusion for the car's ECU, following drivers and your driver.

Some cars will flag a fault if the brake and gas are pressed together and will cut the engine.

Exactly


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