A car can have two or three pedals. It all depends on the brand of the car and the type of gearbox.
The location of the pedals is always the same, regardless of whether the steering wheel in the car is on the right or on the left.
On the left side is the clutch pedal orAs it is also called a "clutch". This pedal is only present in vehicles with a manual transmission. As a rule, it is controlled by the left foot. This pedal allows you to smoothly get off the ground and is needed to switch gears in the gearbox while braking the car.
Then the brake pedal follows. Although it is a central pedal, but it is not quite in the center, but still closer to the right side, as it is controlled by the right foot. This pedal is responsible for reducing the speed and stopping the car. It is also needed to keep the car from spontaneous movement on an uneven surface.
The next pedal, located on the right,Called the accelerator or the "gas pedal", it controls the supply of fuel and air. Usually this pedal is located close to the floor. Unlike previous pedals, it is more narrow and has a fault-tolerant design that automatically returns it to its original position when it is not pressed by the driver.
Pedals in cars can be in a suspended installation or floor. It all depends on the brand of the car. It is believed that floor pedals are much more convenient and practical.
Some cars have a parking pedalBrakes, which is commonly called a "scissors". Such pedals can be found in cars with automatic transmission. This pedal is located on the left and replaces the handbrake lever. With gentle pressure, the pedal becomes stationary. It is securely fixed by a ratchet, like the car itself.
Since the right leg is usually used onThe gas pedal or the brake, then there is no support for it on the right, even if it's a cruise control car. The left leg periodically works only with the clutch, so sometimes a pedestal to the left of the pedals. Although some drivers practice braking with their left foot.
Heavy vehicles on caterpillar tracks,Such as bulldozers or tanks, can have two brake pedals, for the left and right side, respectively. These vehicles do not have a clutch pedal. In the bulldozer, the accelerator pedal works in the opposite direction - depressing the pedal leads to a stop, easing the pressure - to full speed. The wheeled scraper tractor has two engines and two gas pedals next to each other, one for the front engine, the other for the rear engine.