Break Peddle too close to the Gas peddle?

When I have my foot on the gas peddle, the break peddle is RIGHT up against the left side of my right foot. Maybe I just have fat feet. If anybody else has this problem and knows of a simple mod to fix it, please let me know.
Thank you peoples.

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Comment by Nick on August 16, 2009 at 11:23pm
ya i learned the right foot for gas and break left foot for clutch as a safty issue some people tend to freek in the "almost hit some one" senario and hit both pedals at the same time if they r used to useing 2 feet, but this was not ment to be a traffic safty post he is trying to find a way to put a little space between pedals and as always sorry about the poor spelling
Comment by michael on August 16, 2009 at 9:40am
Many many years ago, the US Air Force taught new drivers the "two footed" mode, right foot accelerator, left foot break.

That style of driving can be very hard on the brakes, as some tend to rest their foot on the pedal, not realizing that modern brakes engage much more readily that old fashioned mechanical brake.
Comment by SATO on August 16, 2009 at 8:21am
Ryan Maybe you misread my comment. I drive as you, with the right foot doing double duty and the left foot is there for the ride... in a smart or an automatic car. My American step father back in the day tried to teach me the way he was taught... two pedals.. two feet method. but little did he know I'd been driving since I was 12 and learned on a stick shift... 3 pedals... and since I did not have three feet, I had to multifunction the right foot. LOL
Comment by toes on August 14, 2009 at 8:48pm
I have size 12 feet and no issue. Have driven sticks most of my life though.

One thing to consider might be the shoe type: Getting a driving shoe or moc might help. (I like to wear OMP or Piloti casual driving shoes, they are very comfortable for long drives and look pretty good for casual wear out of the car as well).

Left foot breaking is something Rallye and Race car drivers do occasionally, but generally it is a good idea to use the right foot for both break and gas, so that you have the foot off the gas when you hit the break ... I also haven't heard of anyone actually training drivers in the US to use the left foot for breaking?
Comment by Ryan on August 13, 2009 at 10:18pm
I, too, am roughly 6'2"... size 12 shoe.... and while i will admit that the gas pedal is rather close to the brake pedal... i wouldn't exactly say i have an issue with it.

And yeah.... kinda odd using the left foot to brake. Also, Sato.... since when was using the left foot, even in a car with a manual trans, a wise idea? What... gonna use the left foot for the brake, and the right foot for the clutch? Think you'd have more issues at that point to worry about than just the gas pedal being too close to the brake. lol

Even with a manual trans.... left foot is clutch, right foot is brake and gas....
Comment by SATO on August 13, 2009 at 6:51pm
Americans tend to learn to drive with right foot "gas" left foot "brake".. yes its not "NORMAL" to those that learned in other parts of the world or learned on a stick shift. that is why some are conplaining about pedal size. I am 6'3" and have wide 13s as feet. I dont have an issue with pedal size..
Comment by john on August 13, 2009 at 4:32pm
Your left foot to brake???
I didn;t learn that one in drivers ed.
I've driven a stick shift all my life.
Left foot for normal braking ? Is that safe?
Comment by Big Panda on August 13, 2009 at 6:05am
I too have a similar problem. I wear a 13 and with the brake pedal so close to the accelerator, I have to brake with my right foot, whereas I have ALWAYS used my left foot to brake with in any 'automatic' cars I've driven. apparently the French have really small feet? :)
Comment by Nick on August 13, 2009 at 1:51am
ummm just spit balling but check to see how the pedals are attached it might be just a few washers would help
Comment by George Oller on August 12, 2009 at 7:23pm
I have a similar problem. I wear a size 11 shoe and I would like to have a little more room between the two pedals. I don't have a fix yet, but will post as soon as I come up with something.

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