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Old 11-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Whoah, calm down. I'm not against left foot braking, as such. But calling it a quicker braking method doesn't add up unless you're hovering. Great as an emergency measure or for racing, not so great as a primary braking method.

Without hovering- it's fine, do what you want.

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Old 11-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Neighbor rides a school bus every week day he and the driver haul handicapped kids to school. The bus driver, a veteran of 27 years has no lower right leg from above the kneecap.

The state tests her regularly and she passes that test using her good left leg for braking.

That's a lot more legal than coasting in neutral.

As far as the wise comment about brake dragging. Sold my VX with 62k miles, bought it with 27k. Front pads were original and after 15 years and 62k miles they were still above 50% and I did not even drive the car for the first 27.5k miles.

I hope all of you can "drag" your brakes that well.

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Old 11-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Gee! Didn't mean to start WW3 here!
I was just calmly stating that at stop signs, and lights that I found this to be a smoother
action after some practice.

It kind of seems like I brought up a subject received by some like: we like our bias
ply tires just fine, don't confuse us with your radials!!!!
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:07 AM   #44 (permalink)
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It seems to me that one of the fundamentals of hypermiling is to keep your foot off both the gas and the brake pedals, as much as possible.

So how does using two feet help in this matter? Assuming it's an automatic, using two feet isn't necessary to drive.

I don't know about anyone else's driving style, but I use only one foot - and it often pivots and hovers above either the gas or the brake pedal, without touching either pedal until necessary.

Utilizing perception, foresight and intuition helps in deciding which pedal your foot should hover over at any given moment.
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I've learned how to drive in an Opel Corsa with manual transmission, so I was supposed to be conditioned to not use the left foot to brake, but when I drove an automatic (a '92 Pontiac Trans Sport) for the first time I used the left foot for the brake.
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Handbrake most of the time when in EOC (I save the vacuum on the brake boost for the emergency stops,) I drive a manual so I can't really use the left foot for braking, my left foot is conditioned to stomp hard and let up slowly.

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