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Does anyone else find it annoying when the car in front, be it at traffic lights or in a queue, have their brake lights permanently on, thus dazzling the driver behind? I put my car in neutral to be courteous to the driver behind me as it annoys me. (I was also taught this when I was having driving lessons - was nobody else)?? That said the driver behind me could me dazzling the car behind him/her! Ha ha!!

lucyeva72
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 months ago

Well, everyone has a different driving style. As long as it's legal, safe and not causing harm to anyone then it's fine.

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
Original Poster
4 months ago

Apart from blinding the person behind! Ha ha!! Maybe that's just me!

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angemski
angemski4 months ago

lucyeva72 No it's not just you! It's poor driving to sit on your brakes and it can be just as dangerous to the following car as it it to be blinded in your rear view mirror by some numpty who hasn't got his or her headlights aligned properly.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19784 months ago

I agree in principle. It's safer to put your hand break on at traffic lights and you can move off quicker if your foot isn't on the brake, which makes it seem like it should be more popular! However, I can't say I've noticed it much in reality apart from when I've been in standstill traffic jams which isn't that often.

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lucyeva72
lucyeva72
Original Poster
4 months ago

I agree that you are supposed to put your car in safe position when in a queue - in neutral, handbrake on, just in case something happens to you or your foot slips, making it safer for yourself and people around you. I do think standards slip after you have passed your test, but I may now be opening up a new topic, so I'll stop there!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 months ago

That happens with experience but some drivers never change their habits.

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