Douglas L. Jamerson Elementary School is located 0.4 mi from Pinellas Technical College - St. Petersburg via 12th Ave S.
How Do I Drive A Stick Shift at Douglas L. Jamerson Elementary School
After getting more accustomed to the controls of a manual transmission car, the next step is understanding how to shift to and drive in first gear. This is typically the most puzzling component of manual driving lessons, even more so for new drivers of manual cars (much more so for individuals who have primarily driven automatic transmission cars). You're probably also going to experience stalling the car since you're only finding out how to get the car into 1st gear. If that does happen, don't fret. It might get a tad bumpy, but that's alright because stick shift vehicles will be able to take a number of false starts and sudden stops. Even if you might not presume so, manual vehicles are even more robust and durable than you think. Now, often, when you're taking stick shift driving lessons, this is the way a driving instructor or facilitator at a driving school will show you to get the vehicle into first gear. Before turning the engine on, see to it you have the manual shift in the neutral position and your feet in the right position - left foot on the floor, and right foot stepping on the brakes. Turn on the ignition, then press your left foot on the clutch till it goes all the way to the floor. If you haven't already pulled it up, be sure to release the emergency brake. Take your right foot from the brake and gently push down on the gas until you hit an RPM of 1500. Once you get there, hold your foot fixed on the accelerator. Over a duration of 7 seconds, slowly but surely release the clutch pedal. Make certain to elevate your foot from the clutch as steadily and as slowly as can be. When you feel the bite point on the clutch and have the wheels rolling on your manual transmission car, you'll know you've executed it perfectly. Then, after you've totally gotten your foot off of the clutch, begin picking up speed by pressing on the accelerator pedal. Keep accelerating until you come to 2500-3000 RPMs, then you can begin slowing the vehicle down. You slow down by, first, stepping on the clutch until it reaches the floor. Then, release your foot off of the gas and on the brake pedal. Remember: you must ALWAYS press down on the clutch before the brakes. When the brake pedal is pushed completely to the floor, you will have the manual vehicle at a complete stop. Put the gear shifter to neutral and engage the emergency brake when you get there. Afterwards, you can then take your feet off of the clutch pedal and brake.