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    I also brake with my right foot unless I need to prevent from rolling back but even after I have forward momentum I switch back to the right foot. My dad always taught me to brake with the right foot. I have a buddy of mine that he brakes with his left foot. I have tried to brake with my left foot and I just can't do it. It takes me too long to brake and even when I do I either brake to hard or to soft. I did however do this just to see if I could and where no one was around so that I made sure I didn't put anybody in danger.

    They keep saying the right person will come. I think mine is my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSmoke* View Post
    I also brake with my right foot unless I need to prevent from rolling back but even after I have forward momentum I switch back to the right foot. My dad always taught me to brake with the right foot. I have a buddy of mine that he brakes with his left foot. I have tried to brake with my left foot and I just can't do it. It takes me too long to brake and even when I do I either brake to hard or to soft. I did however do this just to see if I could and where no one was around so that I made sure I didn't put anybody in danger.
    lol, I tried it today also! I had the same result, either to hard or to soft. My left foot is for a clutch.

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    I have only driven a few manual's but I learned to drive using both feet and my driving instructor was pissed off about it and wanted to fail me for it.

    I would love to see some clinical information on how the brain reacts having to use the right foot or both feet cause I think its a load of crap.

    You can train people do complete a process any way you want and once they are use to it, they react faster with the method they are comfortable with.

    If we really want to get technical about it, it does take longer to take one foot off of one pedal and move it to the other one than to use the foot that isn't doing anything in the first place.

    You just don't want to press both pedals at the same time.

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    I am a left-footer....have been for over 25 years......never had a problem.
    Yeah, bad habit I suppose, but I can drive stick or Tractors or 7 Ton with
    no issue from being a lefty on Automatics....Brian
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    I do sometimes, but most of the time if i do it is right after i have burned out and just too lazy to move my foot so i just us it as the brake foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhobey View Post
    I am a left-footer....have been for over 25 years......never had a problem.
    Yeah, bad habit I suppose, but I can drive stick or Tractors or 7 Ton with
    no issue from being a lefty on Automatics....Brian
    So when you step into a vehicle with a manual transmission you go from left foot braker to right foot braker with perfect seamlessness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    My dad yelled at me not to do both feet when i was 16 and learning to drive and i don't think i ever have done it since then, with the exception of being on a hill.

    I agree, i also have gone up a steep incline with a load and have started and have to brake and gas exchange to keep the vehicle from rolling back.

    My dad did the same thing, when I was learning to drive and broke me of the habit pretty quickly and then when I started driving manual I realized why my dad had been so serious about braking with my right foot.
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