Dual controls are an additional set of driving controls so that the primary functions of the vehicle such as the Brake, Accelerator and Clutch can be controlled by the person in the front passenger seating position. They are used to assist driving instructors while teaching new and learner drivers how to drive.
The Dual controls are a back-up safety function so that in case of an emergency the driving instructor can take control of the brake, accelerator of clutch in the vehicle to reduce the chances of the vehicle being in a dangerous situation.
Dual Control Systems are approved in the installation of dual control modifications to driving school vehicles and as a result have introduced a blue plate certification process which is identified as an LC2 light vehicle modification code.
He-man Dual control systems also have type approval authority with QLD Transport, TA-20
The blue plate certification process for driving school vehicles involves assessing the installation of dual controls to ensure that they meet regulatory requirements before issuing a certificate of modification approval which permits your vehicle to be used as a driver trainer vehicle.