Foot Position While Driving an Automatic

Foot Position While Driving an Automatic

The foot position while driving an automatic car is as follows:

  • Right foot: Use your right foot to operate either the brake pedal or accelerator pedal.
  • Left foot: When your left foot is not in use during general driving, keep the foot placed out of the way, or on the foot rest if you have one.

Foot Position on the Pedals and Floor

Foot position on pedals and floor
Foot position on pedals and floor

Using your right foot:

  1. For best control of the foot pedals, operate them by placing the ball of your foot onto the centre of the accelerator or brake pedal.
  2. To avoid getting a tired right leg, rest the heel of your foot on the floor.

Pivot the Foot

Operate the brake or accelerator by pivoting the right foot
Operate the brake or accelerator by pivoting the right foot

To maintain accurate control of the foot pedals, your heel should be rested on the floor when driving. You’ll often be able to drive by keeping the heel of your right foot in a central location on the floor and pivot your foot from left to right to operate either the brake or accelerator pedal. This also helps to alleviate leg ache.

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