I had my 22nd lesson yesterday and stalled for the first time at traffic lights at the front of a massive queue...and then stalled again because I was so desperate to move off .
It's going to happen so I wouldn't worry about it, just keep calm, try not to get embarrassed and start again . You're only just starting out anyway! As someone above has said, if you can feel the car about to go when moving, push the clutch down and it'll 'correct' the stall.
Last edited by SecretCircus; 18-07-2012 at 16:18.
The most important thing you can do is to release the clutch slowly. Don't worry about the people behind you waiting if you're the first car at the lights.
Find a flat surface like a car park or something, and press both the clutch and the foot brake.
Put the car in first gear, and slowly release your foot on the clutch a little bit, then release the foot brake
Very slowly lift the clutch up and you'll notice the car will pull itself forward (even up a slight hill). No acceleration necessary at all.
Try it out, and you'll realise it's all about how smoothly you lift the clutch (although use a little gas if you're pulling off, because it really does just pull itself forward very slowly)
Use about 1000-1500RPM
Last edited by UniMastermindBOSS; 22-07-2012 at 23:22.