What can I do to stop this epidemic of deaths?

There is a way to determine if the Left Foot Braking Method would reduce these pedestrian/cyclist deaths and injuries and it is not really expensive. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) www.ghsa.org has a program called the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) www.trb.org which in association with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) www.trb.org is intended to welcome ideas that are 'practical, ready-to-implement solutions to save lives'.

In 2018 we submitted a proposal to run a scientific study which would compare the braking capabilities of the Left Foot Braking Method with the traditional (That's the way it's always been taught) right foot braking method, used to brake automatic transmission and electric vehicles.

We would encourage you to ask your state GHSA representative to urge GHSA to commit to this scientific study as outlined in our proposal. Please contact us if you would like an actual copy of the proposal. You may use the form email outlined below or your own comments.

Follow the steps below to send the form email to your state GHSA representative.


How can I send this email to my state GHSA representative?

Step 1: Choose your state.

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Subject: A plea to support the Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) proposal as submitted by leftfootbraking.org.

GHSA recently issued a report entitled Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by state: 2018 Preliminary Data. These pedestrians/cyclists died because a vehicle did not stop in time and in the case of automatic transmission and electric vehicles, involved the right foot braking method. There appears to be no scientific justification for this method but only 'That's the way it's always been taught'.

leftfootbraking.org believes their Left Foot Braking Method will allow the driver to stop in a much shorter distance and would also eliminate pedal misapplication (Hit the gas instead of the brake). leftfootbraking.org has submitted a proposal under the program Behavioral Traffic Safety Cooperative Research Program (BTSCRP) to scientifically compare the two methods.

The purpose of this email is to urge you to support this proposal and if this is not the position of your government to explain why. Thank you.

Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?

For additional Information, please visit:
http://www.leftfootbraking.org

Hoping for an encouraging reply.