I have a friend on Facebook who swears she learned to drive a manual transmission with ONE foot and drove that way for 21 years. Here’s the convo:
HER: “I used only my right foot when I had a stick shift. I drove a stick shift for 22 years. Didn’t get my first automatic transmission until about 10 years ago. Just lift up on the gas, press on the clutch and shift, then lift off the clutch and put the foot back on the gas. It only takes a couple seconds when you’re used to doing it. It must be being taught differently now, but I swear, I learned to only use my right foot.”
ME: “How do you start going in first gear without your foot on the clutch? You can’t take your foot off the clutch before putting your foot on the gas or the engine will cut out. There is no lead time.”
HER: “I just talked to my mom and she said that yes, she taught me to drive using only my right foot and that’s the way she always drove a stick. She even remembers hitting me on the right arm every time I tried to use my left foot when she was teaching me. It took two years to get it down.”
My question to you guys: Is that even possible?