English translation: dual controls

German term or phrase:Fahrschulbesteck
English translation:dual controls
Entered by: philgoddard

20:25 Nov 26, 2013
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Fahrschulbesteck
To all you car racing experience enthusiasts, driving school instructors and translation geniuses, can you help me with this one?

The sports cars, such as McLaren MP4-12Cs, used for the advertised race training experiences are equipped with this and other features to ensure safety.

Do you know the english term for: Fahrschulbesteck?

They are the controls for the driving constructor, such as break pedal etc., on the passenger side of the car.

Thanks so much and have a great day.
Sabine Reynaud
United States
Local time: 14:30
dual controls
This is what they're called in English. It would normally consist of a second set of brake, gas and clutch pedals.
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dual controls

This is what they're called in English. It would normally consist of a second set of brake, gas and clutch pedals.

    Reference: http://www.mobilityengineering.com.au/dual-controls-driving-...
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Asker: This sounds right. Sorry btw. I meant to write driving instructor not driving constructor and brake pedal not break pedal. Yikes. Der deutsche Satz war: Höchste Sicherheit dank spezieller Safety-Ausstattung mit Überrollkäfig und Fahrschulbesteck. Vielen Dank. :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Johanna Timm, PhD: yes! Wish I'd had those when I was teaching my teens to drive.
3 mins

agree  Lancashireman: with Johanna
28 mins

neutral  Cilian O'Tuama: replace "gas" with "accelerator" and maybe...
4 hrs
  -> Silly me. I keep forgetting British (which, incidentally, also uses "gas pedal") is the only acceptable form of English on the planet :-)

agree  Ramey Rieger: Which planet?
9 hrs
  -> Cilian
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