The only rule we have is that the vehicle can't roll backwards. I can start
on a hill without rolling backwards and without using the parking brake as a
Did I say one word about heel & toe driving? No.
I am admitting nothing of the sort. Indeed, I have repeatedly said that the
parking brake is well suited to keep a stationary car stationary. That is
all it is good for. If yo have to use to as a hill holder, it should work
well. I don't need that kind of crutch.
I suppose with many modern cars that control the idle via a stepping motor
etc it won't stall if you let up the clutch while holding it on the
footbrake, but it still goes against best driving practice to me.
Of course, I learned to drive in a 28 bhp sidevalve Morris Minor, and
such tricks were not an option. ;-) Indeed, my hill start during my
driving test was on a 1 in 3 hill, where the car wouldn't pull anything
above 1st gear.
*I want it all and I want it delivered
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
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