Can the clutch wear out if you place your foot on it while driving?

If a driver rests their foot on the clutch pedal while driving, this will cause premature wear on the clutch and increase fuel consumption. Placing your foot over the clutch pedal without touching it will obviously not cause the clutch to wear prematurely, and is often required when the gear changes are regular, such as driving in heavy traffic. However this may cause the driver’s foot to become sore during long trips, and affect the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. When the driver’s left foot is not operating the clutch regularly, such as during highway driving, it is recommended that the driver rests their foot on the footrest or ‘dead pedal’ if there is one, or to the left of the clutch pedal.