Whitley County High School is located 0.6 mi from Whitley Middle School via Boulevard of Champions.
How To Properly Drive A Stick Shift at Whitley County High School
When you're in tune with the placement of the gear lever, pedals, and steering wheel, it's time to learn to drive a manual vehicle in 1st gear. Now, it's very likely going to be rather difficult for new drivers of stick shift cars, particularly if they've just driven automatic transmission cars before. In reality, you're most probably going to have the car stall a couple times while you're still figuring out to drive and shift in 1st gear. Don't worry if it happens once, or maybe even several times until you get the hang of it. You and your vehicle engine will be more than fine. You may feel like you're getting jerked around, but that's fine - stick shift vehicles can take it. They're way more heavy-duty and robust than you might expect. Now, when having manual driving lessons, this is how a driving instructor or driving course teacher will instruct you how to get a stick shift car into first gear. Before turning the ignition on, be sure you have the gear lever in neutral position and your feet in the correct place - right foot on the brake pedal and left foot flat on the floor. Then, start your car and press down on the clutch all the way to the floor with your left foot. Make certain that the emergency brake is released. With the parking brake set down, you can begin stepping on the gas slowly, until you reach an RPM of 1500. When you get to 1500 RPMs, hold steady on the accelerator pedal with your right foot. Then, diligently and over a seven-second time frame, raise your left foot off from the clutch. See to it you do this as steadily and as slow as you can handle. You'll know you've succeeded in making it happen the proper way when the clutch is engaged and you get the wheels on your manual car going. When your left foot is totally off from the clutch, start stepping on the accelerator so you gain speed in the vehicle. Then, when the engine is at around 2500-300 RPMs, you can begin slowing down the manual transmission car. To slow down, press on the clutch pedal with your left foot until it's on the floor. After that, take your foot off of the gas pedal and begin pressing down on the brakes. Important note: you should ALWAYS push down on the clutch pedal first with your left foot before pushing down the brake pedal with your right foot. When the brake is all the way flat on the floor, you will have gotten the manual vehicle at a stop. Once stopped, move the gear shifter with your right foot to put it in to neutral position, then crank up the emergency brake. When you're securely parked, you can now raise your feet off of the clutch and brake pedals.