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  • Klunk
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ZmolZCnX8[/video]

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    contains some nsfw language.

    took me a while to work out that the bloke in the red top wasn’t a nutter!

    glupton1976
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    Guy who is in the passenger seat is dangerously incompetent.

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Guy who is in the passenger seat is dangerously incompetent

    Really?
    how’d you figure that? Only for assuming the driver could actually drive…

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I think he did a good job of saving the situation actually, getting the car onto the grass to go round in a circle.

    glupton1976
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    A quick look at the driver’s feet would have identified the problem and allowed it to be fixed.

    If someone is telling you that they’re braking and the obviously aren’t then that is normally the first thing to check.

    Knocking the car out of gear and easing the handbrake on would also work.

    rattrap
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    How can you have your braking foot on the clutch?

    How is that even possible?

    you would either have to have two feet on the clutch

    or be using your left foot for braking.

    I’m lost!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Knocking the car out of gear and easing the handbrake on would also work

    given the clutch was down the gear stick was irrelevant. In my car the handbrake lever is to the right of the driver, on Merc’s it’s ont he floor by the drivers feet.

    In hindsight, saying ‘check you have your foot on the right pedal’ might have helped more than just shouting brake slightly more hysterically, though.

    glupton1976
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    The clutch being down is not irrelevant. What happens when the driver takes their foot off the clutch and it’s still in gear? Lots of damage?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    A quick look at the driver’s feet would have identified the problem

    He didn’t do that?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I do love stw.

    Mildly diverting driver error video requires second by second analysis of instructors reactions.

    I’ve decided to just enjoy it for what it is πŸ™‚

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    I expect we coudl discuss what this bloke did wrong until the cows come home, too. (contains nsfw language)

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd7c5tQCs1I[/video]

    glupton1976
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    If you’re paid to teach people how to drive fast in expensive and powerful cars then you should probably be good at teaching people how to drive fast whilst keeping them relatively safe. He shat the bed.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Mildly diverting driver error video requires second by second analysis of instructors reactions

    Yeah, I thought we were just laughing at the bloke go “BRAKE BRAKE BRAKE”
    But it’s not really funny anymore.
    It’s like giving Fenton’s owner advice on dog training.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    glupton1976: Perhaps it’s not a scenario that comes up too often?

    Second-guessing the pedals may be obvious to a driving instructor, who is used to dealing with complete novices.

    But I would imagine that most of this guy’s pupils have mastered the fundamentals of driving a car before they come to a test track.

    glupton1976
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    Guess work has no place in teaching people to drive cars fast.

    deadlydarcy
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    Jesus H Christ!! Has anyone recommended an IAM course to these two?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Who? glupton and wwaswas?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    If you’re paid to teach people how to drive fast in expensive and powerful cars then you should probably be good at teaching people how to drive fast whilst keeping them relatively safe. He shat the bed.

    I imagine there’s a clause in the T&Cs that says people must be able to brake before starting the lessons. And I think it’s entirely reasonable to expect someone to be able to brake when you say “BRAKE!BRAKE!BRAKE!BRAKE!BRAKE!BRAKE!”. He then thought on his feet and rescued the situation. I see no issues.

    glupton1976
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    Molgrips I expect you to disagree with anything I post regardless of whether it is correct or not. Some might call it trolling.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I disagree that it’s trolling.

    Trolling is deliberately posting stuff to try and wind people up.

    I just disagree with you.

    Out of interest what would you have done had you been the instructor?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Out of interest what would you have done had you been the instructor?

    Not posted the video on the internet πŸ˜‰

    glupton1976
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    I would have said “STOP!”
    Stop is different from “BRAKE” because it takes two pedals to stop and you wouldn’t be having two feet on the clutch.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Doubt that would have made a difference.

    glupton1976
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    I didnt expect you to think that it would.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    You seem to think I have some kind of personal problem with you. I don’t, I’m happy to agree with you and respect your opinion, you just seem to talk shite so often πŸ™‚

    deadlydarcy
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    You two have just sucked all the funniness out of that video.

    Bloody Buzz Killingtons the pair of you. πŸ™

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    It wasn’t that funny. If he’d done a few more laps of the airport getting ever more hysterical, that would have been better πŸ™‚ Or if he’d said what he was clearly thinking – “get out of the car, your lesson is over”

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Stop is different from “BRAKE” because it takes two pedals to stop and you wouldn’t be having two feet on the clutch.

    This guy can’t follow the instruction “BRAKE” by pressing the brake pedal with 1 foot. Asking him to do something that involves 2 feet could make for an even more entertaining video πŸ™‚

    warton
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    I would have said “STOP!”

    Brilliant. like the guy driving is going to think “aaah stop is different to brake, and I need to stop safely, so I’ll use both pedals, Oh, hold on, my foot is on the clutch”

    I imagine the guy was trying to teach him left foot braking?

    glupton1976
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    Stopping a car is a reflex action.

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    Stopping a car is a reflex action.

    Yep, it’s right up there with “Hot! Hot! Hot!” in the scale of evolutionary knee jerk reactions.

    deadlydarcy
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    I’d have opened the passenger door, done an AWSUM stunt roll and left the driver to it.

    warton
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    Stopping a car is a reflex action.

    Is it? I’d question that statement quite strongly.

    nealglover
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    Guy who is in the passenger seat is dangerously incompetent.

    The “Driving Gods” arrived on this thread very quickly πŸ™„

    Is there some sort of email alert system or a light that shines up into the sky ?
    as there isn’t even a clue in the title that Driving Gods would get a chance to pontificate on the thread.

    Whatever it is, it’s working, keep it up.

    glupton1976
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    Or more correctly stopping a car in an emergency is a reflex action. A bit like tuck and roll when you come off your bike.

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    A bit like tuck and roll when you come off your bike.

    I seem stuck at flail and crunch.

    The driver was already convinced he was braking. Every time the passenger said ‘Brake’ he just pressed the pedal he was already on harder. It’s the same reflex that leads old ladies to end up driving into Tesco’s whilst parking. In their heads they’re already doing the right thing so they just try and do more of it.

    stumpy01
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    Genius! I had my foot on the clutch…..! πŸ˜€

    Well, I found it funny.

    glupton1976
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    The guy was saying brake harder. This led to the guy presing the pedal harder. Stop is a totally different instruction. By involving the second foot he’ll realise that his “braking” foot is on the wrong pedal.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    This one could go viral!

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