The new fenton ?
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years ago
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 🙂
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]Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
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 🙂Posted 4 years agonealgloverMember
Guy who is in the passenger seat is dangerously incompetent.
The “Driving Gods” arrived on this thread very quickly 🙄
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years ago
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