On Mar 23, 11:04 am, email@example.com wrote:
At which point the whole left foot braking is pretty much a moot
point, because it's chief proponent says he only covers the brake when
he expects to have to stop. Like in moving traffic that is slowing
down. At which point, his latest claims make no sense. He says he
maintains the same safe stopping distance as a single foot braker
would. Yet, when I'm presented with the separation between my car
and those in front decreasing, I just take my foot of the gas and
start applying the brakes. Ashton just starts "hoovering" his left
foot over the brake.
The bottom line is this. In the truly unexpected emergency, the left
foot braker is likely to have his foot on the floor, where it may in
fact take LONGER to get it to the brake than a right foot braker. And
in the case where you anticipate the need to stop, the obvious safe
thing to do is to begin to apply the brakes right then, not start
Unless of course, he is in the right land in heavy traffic, and is
also anticipating a parked car's door suddenly opening or other
surprises that often happen in a situation such as that.
Apparently, Right foot brakers are so smug that that don't even
anticipate things such as that. No wonder there are far more crashes
among right foot brakers!
On Mar 24, 6:31 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
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So you admit you don't have a cite. I'll help you out. RFBs have a
lot more accidents than LFBs and it has nothing to do with how you
brake. I'll let you ponder why that would be but will give a clue -
it involves percentages.
How many of the stupid pills did you take? The whole bottle?
I said that there were far more crashes involving right foot brakers,
and it went right over your head and parted your hair in the middle,
as evidenced by your request for a cite.
On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:57:26 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Not only is Harry apparently not very bright based on what he keeps
saying in this thread, he's also willfully ignorant. Some people are
ignorant because they have never had the option of learning something
but Harry has had the chance and chooses to remain blissfully
ignorant. It's his loss.
Your driving is NOT defensive driving, jt is "reactionary" driving,
and I would not call it GOOD driving.
As for "can't drive" I've driven competetively as well as "civily" for
the better part of 45 years.
On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 23:10:33 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you are unable to use BOTH feet when you drive without getting
confused then you have some issues that are limiting. And the
solution for people like you certainly is that you should only use
your right foot. If the day comes when I can no longer use both my
feet without getting confused I will downgrade to a simpler driving
style too. It's just like when your eyesight deteriorates, you
compensate by driving slower, leaving bigger gaps, wanting DRLs, only
driving in the daytime, etc. I guess I should have been more
sensitive to the limitations you old people have to deal with; I
suppose that's one of the reasons you get so cranky and riled up over
something as trivial as which foot people use to apply the brakes.
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