How do you use dual controls?

Dual controls allow the passenger, normally a driving instructor, to stop the car using the extra pedals. If it’s a manual dual control car, there will be two pedals on the passenger’s side: brake and clutch. If it’s an automatic dual control car, there will only be a brake pedal.

How long does it take to fit dual controls?

The time varies depending on the make and model of the vehicle but generally it takes about 2 hours.

Is it easy to fit dual controls to a car?

However, control systems can be fitted by any competent mechanic. FAST dual controls are fairly straightforward and should be simple to fit for anyone mechanically minded – it’s the reason we chose this system!

Can anyone have dual controls fitted?

Can anyone get dual controls fitted? Getting dual controls fitted to a car is a special modification which requires a different type of insurance policy. Although members of the public may be able to get dual controls fitted, they shouldn’t do so unless they’re a licensed PDI or ADI .

Are dual controls a modification?

Dual controls are a type of vehicle modification Pedals that allow the front passenger of the car to control the primary functions of the vehicle such as the Brake, Accelerator and Clutch.

Are dual controls Universal?

Are they suitable for all vehicles? The FAST dual control system is made to fit any vehicle that has a brake, clutch and accelerator pedal. With small adaptations you can control the original pedals and intervene or train a learning driver.

Do you need dual controls for a driving test?

No, your car does not need dual controls for you to take your driving test in it. The examiner needs a working seatbelt, a proper head restraint and an internal mirror. Dual controls are helpful, but they’re not a requirement.

Are universal dual controls any good?

As we’ve said, dual controls are a great safety measure during driving lessons. They ensure instructors can take appropriate action no matter what happens and also allow learners to feel a bit more relaxed—knowing that if they were to make a big mistake, the instructor would be able to take over.

Can you do a driving test without an instructor?

In short, yes, you can take your driving test without lessons. However, in most cases, it’s strongly recommended that you find an instructor to help guide you through the process.

Do you fail if you can’t do a maneuver?

Essentially, the only way a manoeuvre can fail the driving test is if you do something wrong. The fact that they are confined to a small area and are completed extremely slowly means you have a high level of control. Manoeuvres should be practiced until completely confident you can do each one of them successfully.