On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 20:42:33 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
It's obvious, dummy. If you have to move your foot, either works equally. The
big disadvantage is that each foot can (and will) be on both petals during
emergency stopping (or worse), a time were acceleration isn't wanted.
Right-foot braking removes this possibility.
On Mar 17, 7:48 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If your foot isn't already there in an emergency, of what benefit is
LFB? If you _expect_ to use it_ and need that extra little bit of
reaction time, perhaps you shouild be looking at your driving habits,
especially how close you are tailgating.
Tailgaters are incompetent drivers.
If one is behind me, I slow down to make sure they have enough safe
stopping distance for the distance between us.
When possible and safe, I get out of their self-important way.
I defy you to drive with your left foot "above" the brake pedal for
more than a minute or so. Whether you believe it or not, you _will_
be resting your foot _on_ the pedal.
Whether you do it hard enough to light the brake lights...
If you avoid the problems we've discussed, why is it a bad habit? I was taught
it in my original driver's ed course and later in my high performance street
driving training for emergency vehicles.
IF..... the problem is that people DONT avoid them.
also,under stress,people revert back to learned
habits(y'know;practice,practice,practice),and you have not established ONE
braking habit,but two,that HAS to be chosen,which is NOT a reflex.
How do you KNOW -you- aren't riding the brake?
I've never heard of driver's ed teaching left-foot braking.
That would be very confusing for an inexperienced driver,in addition to all
the other new stuff they have to learn.
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