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Jocko

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Re: Auto stop and battery indicator
« Reply #150 on: July 31, 2020, 10:11:21 AM »
There are many on the internet advocating left-foot braking but thousands more pointing out how dangerous it can be, particularly in an emergency situation, where both pedals can be pressed at once.
Perhaps some of our ADI instructors would like to chime in?

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Re: Auto stop and battery indicator
« Reply #151 on: July 31, 2020, 11:34:01 AM »
The question remains, why would you want to use your left foot for braking?

Exactly. I understand it on a track when you're sliding about, but on the roads?  ???

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Re: Auto stop and battery indicator
« Reply #152 on: August 01, 2020, 09:17:07 AM »
There are many on the internet advocating left-foot braking but thousands more pointing out how dangerous it can be, particularly in an emergency situation, where both pedals can be pressed at once.
Perhaps some of our ADI instructors would like to chime in?

I keep repeating. The whole reason, is NOT to be able to press two pedals at once. Or the wrong pedal, at times of stress......

The car has two pedals..... I have two feet.....

During normal driving. The right foot rests on the accelerator, positioned against the r/h outer wall of the pedal box.

The left foot rests on the footrest, positioned by the l/h edge of the brake pedal. Ready to be moved slightly, onto the brake pedal, when needed.

All perfectly positioned.

I'm tired of this, now..... Can we return to stop/ start?
David.
Drive them 'til the roads wear out.......

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Re: Auto stop and battery indicator
« Reply #153 on: August 01, 2020, 11:17:53 AM »
How can you possibly hit two pedals at once, using only one foot?
In over 60 years of motoring, my subconscious mind has been programmed to use the left Foot for the clutch, or if havenít got one, then leave it of the footrest, and Iím not about to change now.
I think we must agree to disagree and as you say, move on.

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Re: Auto stop and battery indicator
« Reply #154 on: August 01, 2020, 01:15:12 PM »
I think the whole left foot advice is to avoid the car park or driveway accidents where someone presses the accelerator when manoeuvring, the theory being your left foot would be used to control the brake instantly. Whether this can be learned and become second nature is up for debate. I can see the arguments for using it at low speed to aid control but in traffic and at speed it seems unnatural.

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