How to Start & Stop Smoothly | Driving Lessons

Today we’re going to try to give you some
useful tips on how to start and stop smoothly. From a starting standpoint, from an acceleration
standpoint, you have to remember that it doesn’t take a whole lot of pressure on the pedal
to get the car to accelerate. Just a nice, smooth touch will usually do
what you need to have done. My recommendation is very, very smoothly,
nice soft touch on the pedal, let the car gradually build speed. If we need a little bit more acceleration,
you’re going to gradually go down a little harder on the pedal from there. You don’t want to step too much on the pedal
when you first star. If you’re doing that, that will cause your
car to have that jerking kind of effect. As far as breaking goes, pretty much the same
thing applies. You want a nice, smooth touch on the break. You don’t want to slam it all the way down
unless you really have to come to a panicked stop. A nice, smooth stop is accomplished by a nice,
soft touch on the pedal. Right at the end of that stop, the last five
feet, you’re going to just ease off that brake pedal just a little bit, and that car should
come to a nice, smooth stop. You won’t get that bumping motion that will
fail you on your road test. Those are some good tips for starting and
stopping in a nice, smooth fashion.

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