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On 12/20/2018 at 3:14 PM, rich1068 said:

Always thought exactly the same with the Volvo until someone casually mentioned covering the brake when you release it. I thought Doh! Very quickly became second nature after starting the car.

Setright wrote an article expounding the benefits of driving Auto cars  using BOTH feet, one for accelerator, one for brake.

I have it somewhere.

Made perfect sense to me as you have instant control of the car at all times.

Takes a bit of time to educate your feet.

I have to remind myself when I drive a non-auto car though!

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16 minutes ago, Chris Skelton said:

Setright wrote an article expounding the benefits of driving Auto cars  using BOTH feet, one for accelerator, one for brake.

I have it somewhere.

Made perfect sense to me as you have instant control of the car at all times.

Takes a bit of time to educate your feet.

I have to remind myself when I drive a non-auto car though!

 

HJ has been an advocate of left foot braking for many years. He was probably a student of LJK.

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43 minutes ago, Chris Skelton said:

Setright wrote an article expounding the benefits of driving Auto cars  using BOTH feet, one for accelerator, one for brake.

I have it somewhere.

Made perfect sense to me as you have instant control of the car at all times.

Takes a bit of time to educate your feet.

I have to remind myself when I drive a non-auto car though!

I always brake with my left foot, it just feels natural.  

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7 minutes ago, The-Acre said:

I always brake with my left foot, it just feels natural.  

I only tried it once,but nearly broke my nose on the windscreen!

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10 hours ago, royoftherovers said:

I only tried it once,but nearly broke my nose on the windscreen!

The secret is to take all loose change out of your left trouser pocket, it gives you a lighter foot!👣

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41 minutes ago, The-Acre said:

The secret is to take all loose change out of your left trouser pocket, it gives you a lighter foot!👣

Thanks, but where else can I keep my threepenny bits, tanners, shillings, florins and half-crowns Phil ?

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11 hours ago, The-Acre said:

I always brake with my left foot, it just feels natural.  

I have a bad knee and drive with my left foot resting above the dashboard - so it's not really an option.

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12 hours ago, royoftherovers said:

I only tried it once,but nearly broke my nose on the windscreen!

Takes a little practice.

You would have LOVED the Citroen DS brake.

It was a button (that opened a hydraulic valve) that required very little pressure. In summer, I drove barefoot, braking the car with my big toe!

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1 hour ago, royoftherovers said:

Thanks, but where else can I keep my threepenny bits, tanners, shillings, florins and half-crowns Phil ?

In a small velvet purse inside your waistcoat, where else?

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2 hours ago, andrewcoxgm@gmail.com said:

I have a bad knee and drive with my left foot resting above the dashboard - so it's not really an option.

Position42, if memory serves me correctly ?

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2 hours ago, Chris Skelton said:

Takes a little practice.

You would have LOVED the Citroen DS brake.

It was a button (that opened a hydraulic valve) that required very little pressure. In summer, I drove barefoot, braking the car with my big toe!

I once drove a Citroen XM manual with the foot operated handbrake all the way from Central London to Wirral. Boy, that we some trial.

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1 hour ago, The-Acre said:

In a small velvet purse inside your waistcoat, where else?

I have never been that snappy a dresser Phil;the sock might have been suitable !

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On 12/21/2018 at 12:34 AM, andrewcoxgm@gmail.com said:

Thankyou - I will give it a a go and let you know. That solution never occurred to me. By the way, I also find that big clunky noise very annoying when I pull the release handle. Sounds more like a tractor than a luxury sedan.

Hi,

I tried this but it doesn't work. If I pull the lever and the foot brake hits my foot, the park brake stays on regardless. I have tried raising my foot to different levels but the result is always the same - ie, on or off. There may be a sweet spot I haven't been able to find, but for now I am using my left foot on the brake pedal as this is simpler (but v annoying).

Thanks for the suggestion though. It made perfect sense.

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