Drivers resting foot on dashboard

Costar1198

Some guy from Croydon innit
Mar 30, 2016
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Some drivers like to be lax like that, since they only need to control the pedals with the right foot, since I believe on them they are on the same side of the steering column (right hand), so drivers don't need the left foot, therefore putting it wherever they please
 

Lakitu

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Jan 1, 1970
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Yes, it's standard for pedals to be one the right side of the steering column, so the left foot is entirely redundant.
 

SatoshiAaron

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May 24, 2016
220
Some drivers like to be lax like that, since they only need to control the pedals with the right foot, since I believe on them they are on the same side of the steering column (right hand), so drivers don't need the left foot, therefore putting it wherever they please
Yes, it's standard for pedals to be one the right side of the steering column, so the left foot is entirely redundant.
Yes, this is true as the vehicle doesn't need a clutch and you should really only use one foot for both brake and accelerate, but I don't feel this is appropriate and here is my reason why:
It is good to be and feel relaxed while driving, but he needs to be ready to react to an emergency. With his foot there he will struggle to brace and prepare himself to come to a stop or to take any other form of action. The angle of his body will stop him from being able to switch peddle easily, even with the other foot as his left foot is pushing his body away from the front of the cab.
 
Oct 23, 2016
62
Yes, this is true as the vehicle doesn't need a clutch and you should really only use one foot for both brake and accelerate, but I don't feel this is appropriate and here is my reason why:
It is good to be and feel relaxed while driving, but he needs to be ready to react to an emergency. With his foot there he will struggle to brace and prepare himself to come to a stop or to take any other form of action. The angle of his body will stop him from being able to switch peddle easily, even with the other foot as his left foot is pushing his body away from the front of the cab.

I agree with you completely, he needs to be ready if an emergency arises. Safety of the passengers are a bus drivers number 1 priority.
 

junaidstarz

Junaid sheeraz
Oct 20, 2016
381
Yes, this is true as the vehicle doesn't need a clutch and you should really only use one foot for both brake and accelerate, but I don't feel this is appropriate and here is my reason why:
It is good to be and feel relaxed while driving, but he needs to be ready to react to an emergency. With his foot there he will struggle to brace and prepare himself to come to a stop or to take any other form of action. The angle of his body will stop him from being able to switch peddle easily, even with the other foot as his left foot is pushing his body away from the front of the cab.
I agree with you completely, he needs to be ready if an emergency arises. Safety of the passengers are a bus drivers number 1 priority.
but the brakes are completely on the right hand side
 
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DVA_MEKA18

I don't think you understand though, the driver would be able to use the brakes, but it would be harder to change pedals, and harder to brace himself for an impact. Being in that possession in a collisions is quite hazardous too.
I see my Uno bus drivers doing this on Enviro 200 Only i dont generally see it in any other bus as they is no room xD
 

BML_Atkinson

Well-Known Member
Apr 1, 2016
231
I don't think you understand though, the driver would be able to use the brakes, but it would be harder to change pedals, and harder to brace himself for an impact. Being in that possession in a collisions is quite hazardous too.
I don't think YOU understand, the drivers left foot is useless. The pedals are on his right side, not left, so he doesn't need his left foot. You do know humand can move both legs at the same time yes?
 

xxtechehxx

Active Member
May 13, 2016
80
You only need one foot to drive a automatic. Both pedals are on the right hand side, no need to use both. In a Manual Car, you use your right foot for accelerator and brake and only use clutch with left, you're not meant to use your left for the brake
 
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N531 DWM

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While the leg is actually not needed as stated, it is illegal to do such a thing when behind the wheel of a PSV vehicle whist operating Service, most companies will issue drivers with a fine or something as such as it is classed as driving with undue care and attention i know Arriva are very strict with such actions! :)
 

Jason

The Audi Veg
May 19, 2016
308
We had a lass in Grimsby who was doing this once with one of our Trident IIs - full, high speed inter-urban route, but still chilling out like they were in their sitting room;D
 

Class2ldn

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Sep 11, 2016
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While the leg is actually not needed as stated, it is illegal to do such a thing when behind the wheel of a PSV vehicle whist operating Service, most companies will issue drivers with a fine or something as such as it is classed as driving with undue care and attention i know Arriva are very strict with such actions! :)
Its not illegal atall, i used to do it and its not an issue.
 

0118999

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Oct 24, 2016
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Doesn't exactly look great though does it? Be like putting your feet on the reception desk in an office job.
 

Jacobthebus

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Mar 7, 2016
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Doesn't exactly look great though does it? Be like putting your feet on the reception desk in an office job.
I think it makes little difference to how people view the busses in this country. Most people see them as awful anyway, and already have very low expectation (apart from us bus fans though :))
 
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JoshYouWerLad

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Sep 1, 2016
108
I personally have no problem with it. Euro 4/5 B7RLE's have a bar in the left of the cab which is ideal for resting your foot on.
 
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DVA_MEKA18

Arriva sapphire drivers do it all the time yes sapphire you know the quality service of arriva so I don't see it much in citaro or scania because their is no where to put his feet up