How To Control The Gas and Brake Pedals/Automatic Car/Driving Class 104 (2023)


How To Control The Gas and Brake Pedals/Automatic Car/Driving Class 104

Hey guys!! Welcome once again to Driving Tv! I am happy to share with you all Driving Class 104!
This class consist of learning all about how to Driving a vehicle appropriately while using properly the Brakes and accelerator (which is something that many of you have difficulty with as a beginner driver) Also this is a very essential and important part of driving that you NEED NEED to learn. So in this class I will be giving you very specific techniques on how to dominate the accelerator and brakes which will hopefully make it much more easier for you to learn and remember. Before we get started, if you’re new to this channel, subscribe and click the notification bell so you can know next time a new video is posted. Also share the video with others that you believe might need it, this might be of great use to any beginner driver who is learning and trying to obtain their drivers license.

The brake and accelerator is something that will be quite difficult for most beginner drivers, so try these techniques and methods that I will be sharing with you guys today and let me know how it works for you in the comment section.

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Hey guys welcome once again to driving tv, I am very happy to share with you all driving class 104.

This class consists of learning all about how to drive a vehicle appropriately while using properly the brakes in the accelerator, which is something that many of you have difficulty with as a beginner driver.

Also, this is a very, very essential and important part of driving that you need need to learn.

So in this class, I will be giving you very specific techniques on how to dominate the accelerator and the brakes, which will hopefully make it much much more easier for you to learn and also to remember, but before we get started, if you're new to this channel make sure to subscribe, obviously, and also click the notification bell.

So you can know the next time that we post a new video, also share this video with other people that you believe might need it.

This might actually be of great use to any beginner driver who is learning and trying to obtain their driver's license but say no more.

Let's go ahead and get started with this video enjoy, and here we go when it comes to your first driving classes, you will have somewhat of a struggle when it comes to pushing your foot, the accelerator and the brakes.

How far or how hard? Should you push your foot many occasions when you are in classes? You tend to push too far down too fast, the breaks in the car suddenly and rudely stops, or when you're going to push the accelerator, you tend to push too far or too much, and the car suddenly accelerates too fast, which can be very dangerous.

My first recommendation in this case is before anything, adjust your driver's seat comfortably and safely, where your foot can have full access to the brakes and the accelerator in a way that you don't have to struggle to reach it.

The trick is that your leg can't be too straight or too flex.

You have to find an in-between where you are comfortable very important.

Here's an example.

Try that the back of your shoe, the heel portion is firmly on the floor.

Resting and the tip of your upper portion of your foot are pressing and softly pushing the pedal.

Take a look here.

You never need to lift your heel.

If you need to switch from the accelerators to the brake, you just need to rotate softly your foot as shown here slowly letting go of the accelerator and softly pushing in the brakes when pushing in the accelerator or the brakes.

It shouldn't be something fast, drastic or hard, but rather very gently and very softly and okay, I'm gonna provide for you an example.

If I want to stop at a red light or a stop sign, perhaps or behind another vehicle to use the brakes, not only do I need to make sure that I have appropriate distance from the other vehicle, but I will need to start to slowly push in the brakes with tip of my foot gently, I will start to notice that the car will slowly slowly start to decrease the speed until the car will eventually stop so in the driving classes.

This is a very important factor to learn so pay attention to what I'm about to tell you it's something that you will need a lot of practice until you get the hang of it.

So you need patience and a lot of practice, one of the biggest mistakes made by beginner drivers.

It's the way they position their leg.

Yes, the way they position their leg, so the leg can never never never never be lifted completely in the air like this.

It should not be stretched out completely.

This will make it so much more difficult to operate the petals.

You need to have full control, so your foot needs to be resting.

You will need to become very relaxed when doing this, because if you have it in the air you become tense, do not use this position again, always rest your heel and use it to rotate your foot from the accelerators to the brake, and so on.

Many of you have left comments, saying that with two legs, it's much more easier to drive and operate the pedals because there's more coordination, my suggestion is not to do so.

It's much more safe and you have much more coordination and control when you operate with one leg: usually the right leg, unless you're learning to drive a manual car in this case, it's different because you do need to use two legs since there's three pedals: the clutch the brakes and the accelerator.

Nevertheless, in this case, we are referring to an automatic car which only has the brakes and the accelerator, so you can only use one leg, which will be much more safer and comfortable for you.

Another important factor that I like to mention is that when you are adjusting your seat, your arms should also be at a comfortable reach.

Your arm should reach the steering wheel without a struggle.

They should be resting and comfortable, not tensed up.

They shouldn't be stretched out in front or too flexed.

You shouldn't also have a hard grip on the steering wheel as you can try to accelerate or break, and that will make it much more hard, so relax your arms and gently operate.

The pedals and the steering wheel and you're gonna feel much more relaxed and it's going to be much more safer.

Try not to be tense a technique that might work for you is before you start your vehicle.

Try to look in front and without looking down take a feel of the paddles gently use this as an exercise to practice, try softly stepping on both the accelerator and the brakes and switching on.

So you have an idea where the brakes is located and the accelerator, so you can touch the accelerator, then the floor, then the brakes and so on.

Do this movement exercise a few times before starting your vehicle.

This exercise will truly help you get used to the pedals, there's so many people that fear pushing the wrong pedal and what all I can tell you is.

That is a matter of practice.

The more you practice, the more comfortable that you will be and the better that you will get so remember before you start your vehicle.

Try doing this movement exercise and see how it goes well.

I truly hope guys that this video was clear and helpful to you and that you can practice this hope.

These techniques help you and make it much more easier, for you remember: go to a parking lot where there isn't much traffic, so you can practice turning because turning is very important because it's where you'll need to coordinate the pedals and the steering wheel in order to have the appropriate speed to make the turns and have your car drive safely and with that being said, I hope you guys enjoyed this video.

I hope this video was helpful and if it is leave me a thumbs up and don't forget to view my other driving classes, because classes 101 through 103 will give you a much more better idea.

You'll understand much much more if you're a beginner driver and you're preparing for your driver's examination, of course, so make sure to subscribe.

So you won't miss out and also don't forget, to hit that notification bell.

So you don't miss out on all the other videos that I will be posting.


Your comments are very much appreciated and very helpful.

I would love to hear from you guys.

I love feedback, so thank you so much for watching and also best of luck to you.



How do you control the pedals on an automatic car? ›

There are two pedals in an automatic car. The accelerator is on the right. The brake is on the left. You control both pedals with your right foot.

How should you control the accelerator pedal and brake pedal while driving? ›

You should use your right foot to operate your foot brake as well as the accelerator (which makes sense - if you're trying to accelerate and brake at the same time, something's wrong!). Avoid stamping on the foot brake pedal - push it down gradually until the car comes to a stop.

What are the 3 pedals in an automatic car? ›

Remember, automatic cars will only have two pedals, with the one on the left responsible for acceleration and the one on the right for slowing down. Manual vehicles, on the other hand, will have three, with the bonus of a clutch to shift gears.

What happens if you press the accelerator and brake at the same time in an automatic car? ›

You may accelerate and brake and at the same time and this will make the car to lose control. The best practice is to set your left foot on the dead pedal or let it rest while using the right foot for both acceleration and braking.

Which foot to use in automatic car? ›

When driving an automatic car, you would mostly use the right foot only for braking or accelerating in normal driving conditions; as you would in a manual vehicle. If you need to do some manoeuvring, it is ok to use both feet lightly; left on the brake and right on the gas.

When turning do you press the gas or brake? ›

Corner entry: Use your brake to lose all unwanted speed before you enter the corner. Enter the turn at the speed you intend on driving through it. Corner: While making the turn, maintain a stable speed. Only lightly apply the brake or accelerator while on the turn.

Do you have to step on the brake to start an automatic car? ›

In order to start the car for the first time, two things need to happen: the car must be in park and you must have your foot on the brake. So, with your right foot on the brake and the car in park, turn the key and start the car. You should get used to using only your right foot for both the brake and the gas.

Do you press the gas pedal when shifting? ›

Do not shift while pressing the gas pedal as this can damage either your engine or transmission. After you release the clutch and decelerate, use the same method to shift to the next lowest gear. Always work backwards, in reverse gear order.

What are common brake controls? ›

There are two common categories of brake controllers, these include proportional brake controllers and time-delayed brake controllers.

What is D+ and D in automatic cars? ›

Drive. Some cars have D+ and D- instead of D1 and D2 to indicate lower and higher gear. D in an automatic gear shift lever means Drive. It engages the forward gears in the transmission. The transmission will automatically shift between the gears as the vehicle accelerates and decelerates.

What should you not do in an automatic car? ›

5 Things to Avoid When Driving Automatic
  • Avoid Using the Neutral Gear while sliding the vehicle down a slope. ...
  • Avoid Using Neutral while the car is at a stop light/traffic. ...
  • Avoid changing gears while the car is moving. ...
  • Avoid Coasting in Neutral. ...
  • Avoid doing Launches.

How do you control an automatic car when brakes fail? ›

If the brakes fail in an automatic car, release the throttle immediately and use the engine braking to slow down the vehicle. When the speed comes down, you can use the parking brake to try to stop the car.

Is it bad to accelerate fast in an automatic car? ›

Quick acceleration puts a lot more stress on your engine than gentle increases in speed, contributing to engine wear and damage, even if you don't notice the changes right away.

Do I need to release accelerator when changing gear in automatic car? ›

When changing gear, take your foot off the accelerator and press down on the clutch completely before switching to another gear. Changing the gear correctly will ensure that your car stays healthy. Listening to the engine while driving will enable you to understand the car when it needs a gear change.

Can I change from D to N while driving? ›

Is it safe to shift the gear lever to “N” from “D” while the car is moving? If your car has an automatic transmission, you should not shift the gear selector from D to N (Neutral) while the car is moving. The automatic transmission has a built-in hydraulic pump that is driven when transmission is engaged.

Do you use your right foot for braking and accelerating? ›

When accelerating the right foot is used on the accelerator pedal and when braking the right foot is used on the braking pedal. The left foot is placed on the foot position provided in the foot well of the driver compartment. The left foot can be used on the clutch pedal when changing gears in a manual vehicle.

Should the brake pedal be higher than accelerator? ›

The domestic carmakers usually mount the brake pedal higher than the gas pedal. In order to properly engage the brake, a driver must lift a foot higher than to use the gas pedal. When a senior is unable to raise the right foot high enough, the gas is hit by mistake.

Should your heel touch the floor when driving? ›

There are a few things you want to have in any shoe that you wear while driving. You want your foot to be fully enclosed and secure in the shoe, and your heel should be firmly touching the ground to provide enough “leverage and pressure,” per Adams.

Why use the right foot for both accelerator and brake pedals? ›

The basic idea is that by using two feet to drive — one for the accelerator and one for the brake — drivers will be less likely to use the wrong pedal by accident. Because you don't need to maneuver your right foot back and forth, you reduce the chance of an inaccurate placement.

Can you use both feet for gas and brake? ›

(WTVO) — In Driver's Ed, students are instructed to drive using their right foot to operate both the accelerator and brake pedal in a car. But is there a law against driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake? The answer is no, it is not illegal to drive using both feet in any of the 50 states.

What is the best control while accelerating? ›

For best control while accelerating you should press gently on the accelerator with the (heel/toe) of your foot. It is safe to look at the speedometer while driving as long as you do it by taking (quick/slow) glances.

How hard should I press the gas pedal? ›

You should only press down on the gas pedal as hard as you need to in order to maintain the desired speed. Pushing too hard on the gas pedal can cause the car to spin out of control. The throttle pressure required to maintain a certain speed will vary depending on the car you're driving and the current road conditions.

Why is my automatic car struggling to accelerate? ›

Trouble accelerating can come from a few different engine issues. These include, but are not limited to, dirty fuel injectors, low fuel pressure, and restricted airflow. A problem with the mass airflow sensor, throttle position sensor, or engine speed sensor can also cause a car to have difficulty picking up speed.

Is it hard to learn how do you drive automatic? ›

Which is easier to learn in? An automatic is usually easier to learn in – all you need to do is put your car in 'D' for 'drive' and off you go. Manual cars will usually have up to seven gears and you'll need to make sure you're in the right gear for the speed and road conditions you are driving in.

How do you drive an automatic car in low gear? ›

Start to slow down by easing off the gas pedal when getting ready to descent. This will help your vehicle automatically shift into a lower gear, but there are certain speed limitations and it will not downshift if you are still going too fast. Be sure to leave enough time to slow down before getting to the descent.

How do you stop an automatic car at traffic lights? ›

It is recommended to shift to “N” and engage parking brake just like how you do in a manual transmission car.

When can you use both pedals in an automatic car? ›

When driving an automatic car, you would mostly use the right foot only for braking or accelerating in normal driving conditions; as you would in a manual vehicle. If you need to do some manoeuvring, it is ok to use both feet lightly; left on the brake and right on the gas.

What happens if you press both pedals in an automatic? ›

The most often-cited reason that drivers of automatic cars should still use one foot is the idea that, if you use both feet and accidentally step on both pedals at once, you can do serious damage to your car — specifically, putting strain on the torque converter, transmission fluid, and brake fluid.

Do you let go of the gas pedal when shifting automatic? ›

Once the transmission shifts, you can ease off the gas pedal slightly to keep from going faster than you'd like. After your car has gone up the hill, allow the transmission to downshift.

Is it better to use paddle shifters or automatic? ›

In an automatic transmission car, sensors determine whether to shift gears or not. However, with paddle shifters, you can drive and shift gears as you want while you see and anticipate the things to come next, enjoying a sportier and smoother driving experience.

Do all automatic cars have paddle shifters? ›

Automatic. Both traditional automatics and cars with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) use paddle shifters to offer the driver more control over the car.

Can you roll backwards in an automatic car? ›

Automatic cars can still roll back on a hill, if you're in gear, you shouldn't roll backwards when you take off the parking brake. If you do start rolling backwards, you can gently apply the accelerator to correct this. In addition, most modern automatics will be fitted with hill start assist.

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