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    Default Safe Driving Issues

    We Have 2 Drivers Complaining That When Driving One Of Our Newer Pumpers, They Have Had Occasion To Press The Accelerator And Brake At The Same Time. All Of Our Fire Fighters Are Required To Wear Bunker Pants And Boots When Responding To A Call. The Coat And Helmet Are Optional For The Driver. All Drivers Wear Leather Boots! We Have 4 Apparatus, 1997 - 2008 Models, Built On The Same Platform And Have Had No Other Such Complaints From Drivers. My Questions Are As Follows:
    Have Any Of You Experienced This Problem And How Did You Address It?


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    Yes. Solution, don't step on both pedals at once.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    It's probably a Department thing - like using the 'shift key' at the start of each word.
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    Honestly, I did that a lot when first learning to drive fire equipment in bunker boots. A little bit of practice, and it stopped happening. I have a pair of Haix zip-up structure boots that are much nicer for driving than my rubber boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volfirie View Post
    It's probably a Department thing - like using the 'shift key' at the start of each word.


    That pretty FN funny

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    Thumbs up Yes and no

    I've had it happen a few times in my old boots (typical rubber) but no problems in the new leather ones.

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