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I know two elderly ladies who have each written off their nearly-new automatic cars due to lack of control. I am convinced that, in their cases, the problem resulted from not having the brake pedal firmly...
I'm sorry to bring up this old chestnut again, but your article about left-foot braking frightens me to death. I am hiring a car in Tasmania later in the year. It's a mid-range model and only obtainable...
In your Telegraph column you mentioned a test near Berlin that showed that left-foot braking was quicker because of the time lag in transferring the right foot to the brake pedal. Like many drivers, I...
The first car I had with automatic transmission was a brand new 1969 Vauxhall Victor (FD) 2000. I very quickly learned that the best way to control this car was to use a left-foot braking technique, especially...
I passed my IAM test in 1985. I had arranged a test at short notice and was tested by the chief examiner who remarked that he had never seen anyone braking an automatic with the left foot before. I still...
I'd like to pick up on two things that you constantly bring to the fore: speed cushions. My wife recently had her car MOTd and we thought it would sail through, as it is a very reliable, regularly used...
For many years I have driven automatic cars and have always used my left foot for braking, I understand that you recently published an item on which foot to use. As I must have been away, I missed that...
I assume that I am probably in a majority who drive a manual as well as an automatic car. I do not understand your oft-repeated argument that drivers of automatic cars should use their left foot to brake....
I have a friend who, having spent the 1970s in the USA, has always driven with two feet. He does this today with his Nissan Micra. His wife has recently purchased a Skoda Yeti DSG and he says that it confuses...
I was interested in your recent reply about left foot braking. If you learn to drive on an automatic that way and never drive a manual, or for that matter vice versa, I don't see a problem. But if you...
 

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