Static Dual Controls
As the name suggests, these pedals (on the passenger’s side) don’t move when the learner driver presses a pedal. This, on one hand, ensures that instructors do not have to worry about their foot getting trapped under a pedal when the learner steps down on the clutch or brake. In contrast, the instructor will not be able to tell if the student is coasting if they are using the pedals incorrectly. During the night, this can be especially problematic.
Passive Dual Controls
In contrast, passive dual controls will move along with the student’s pedals. The instructor is able to see exactly what the student is doing even in the dark, which is extremely beneficial. On the other hand, instructors are at risk of getting their foot trapped-so they have to be very careful!