Reply to post: Re: Why do cars need electric parking brakes?

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

Roland6 Silver badge

Re: Why do cars need electric parking brakes?

>If you have your handbrake on at the lights then you are doing something very, very wrong.

Not if you have a manual gear box, as many roads in the UK aren't level, so you can expect the car to roll. Yes, driving an automatic is slightly different.

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