Dual controls are an essential part of being a driving instructor.
This is due to the way driving instructor pedals are used when teaching a person how to drive can be nerve-racking and thus be dangerous to the driver, the instructor and everyone else on the road. This is why dual controls are in place so that it provides a safe way for instructors to teach their students.
What exactly is a dual control?
Dual controls are pedals that are placed on the passenger’s side of the car similar to the pedals on the driver’s side. The pedals enable the driving instructor to take control and stop or accelerate the car by using the extra pedals on his side.
As a result, the driver training instructor is able to stay in control at all times when the passenger is driving through dual brake installation Sydney.
If the vehicle is manual, then it is recommended to install a brake and clutch. If it is an automatic vehicle then a brake is the minimum requirement, but you can also install an accelerator to control the speed of the car.
Do instructors need extra pedals when teaching how to drive?
In order to be a fully qualified driver training instructor, you must be able to ensure the safety of the learner, yourself and other drivers on the road at all times. Thus, it is crucial to install dual controls when teaching others.
A learner may make a mistake or start driving too fast but with dual brake installation Sydney such as a brake, you are able to take control of the situation and make sure that all people in the vehicle are safe. The instructor is able to take control and prevent anything dangerous from happening.
What are the different pedal kits available?
There are four different dual control combinations available:
- Brake only
- Brake and Accelerator
- Brake and Clutch
- Brake, Clutch and Accelerator
The dual brake installation Sydney is used only to stop the car. It is the basic entry-level of vehicle modifications when it comes to driving instruction. The brake the only combination features a lock in place for safety reasons so that passengers may not accidentally use the dual pedals which can be dangerous.
Brake and Accelerator
The brake and accelerator combination allows for the car to stop from the passenger’s side and also accelerate the car when needed.
Brake and Clutch
The brake and clutch are mainly used in manual vehicles so that the driving instructor is able to better demonstrate how to use the ca properly and also to control the vehicle.
Accelerator, brake and clutch
The all-around combination of the accelerator, brake and clutch enables the driving instructor to have full control of the driver training instructor pedals in a manual vehicle.
All our dual control pedal kits are universal which means virtually any car is able to install it. The Bowden cable is fitted with a nylon liner to smoothen the use of the inner stainless-steel cable that is used to pull on the original pedals.
The dual brake installation Sydney is suitable for driving school vehicles. Our dual control system comes with a warranty. Further, we provide installation and certification for our service, so we are your Dual Controls one-stop solution.
Frequently asked questions:
1- When teaching a family member how to drive for the first time, will I need to install dual controls?
No, you will not have to install dual controls in order to teach your family member.
If an individual in learning for the first time, it is recommended they take a few lessons by a professional driving instructor before they decide to drive on the road alongside a family member who will not be able to control the vehicle if the learner is making a mistake or cannot control the car properly.
2- Do I need to get dual controls installed by a professional engineer?
No, the dual control medal kit requires minimal tools and effort when installing the dual controls. The dual controls will come with a manual that demonstrates the exact and safe way to install the pedals.
If you cannot install it yourself, we at Gilani Engineering can install it at our engineer workshop and provide you with the RMS certification. If you are unable to come to our workshop, then you can install it by anyone and then get it certified by a professional RMS certifier.
3- What’s the difference between manual and automatic dual control vehicles?
The difference between an automatic and manual vehicle is that it is recommended that a manual car consists of a brake and clutch when teaching a learner to drive. An automatic vehicle only requires the brake only and the accelerator is optional.
4- If I stop teaching learners how to drive, am I able to remove my dual controls?
Yes, we are able to remove your dual control and provide you with a certification you’re your car is not modified anymore. We also are able to remove your dual controls and move them into a new vehicle if you wish to continue teaching but have moved onto a new car.
Here’s a video below with one of our clients who had dual controls installed into their vehicle.
Our dual controls are effective, reliable and are easy to maintain with very little maintenance needed. All our dual controls come with a warranty and have safety features set in place so there are no accidents made by the passengers on the front side of the vehicle.
Enquire now to determine which dual control combination you need and the pricing for it.
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