Author Topic: Do you drive with one foot or two?  (Read 1217 times)

Sssith

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Re: Do you drive with one foot or two?
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2018, 09:40:41 PM »
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Re: Do you drive with one foot or two?
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2018, 10:57:41 PM »
Yeah, usually.  8)

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Re: Do you drive with one foot or two?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2018, 12:48:50 AM »
My first two cars were manual/stick shift so I drove with both feet. As Ray was saying if learn on a manual then you would operate the clutch with your left and accelerator/brake with the right. When you transition to automatic you continue to operate the accelerator/brake with the right and most automatic cars have a convenient footrest for the left foot :-)

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Re: Do you drive with one foot or two?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2018, 12:43:33 AM »
Back in the day when most cars had bench seats and seat belts were not mandatory, an argument against two-footed driving was that when you stomp the brake, you can slide forward. If your other foot is covering the gas, it doesn't take much to goose it inadvertently. And then you careen through the guard rail and someone starts wailing out "Last Kiss" as you plummet to your doom, and, really, nobody wants that.

I use righty almost exclusively but occasionally drive two-footed under specific circumstances, like when going through a deep puddle to keep from soaking the brake shoes. Now that almost everything on the road has disk brakes, that may be largely pointless.

Or that time I replaced the transmission in my mustang and forgot to connect the neutral safety switch and wanted to see if it would start in gear (automatic). The wisdom of hovering over the brake largely negated the stupidity of attempting this experiment in a crowded restaurant parking lot with three passengers in the car.  That was 35 years ago and it still makes me shake my head (literally, doing it now).

Last comment about two-footed driving is that even light pressure can cause the brake lights to come on (or the pads to touch and heat/fade/wear) and people behind you may have a harder time knowing when you're actually stopping.