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  1. Yes, I am with Pete B and Rospa and others on this one, as I have been Observing for the IAM (or now RoadSmart) since 2000, and driving an auto is now 50/50 with manual for Trainees. The OP was asking about driving an auto, but at least holding the car on the footbrake, is not quite as bad a 'sin' as holding it on the clutch and acccelerator. However, as mentioned by others, Consideration of (or for) other road users, is one of the headings that is looked at during IAM/RosPa training, and a display of high intensity brake lights especially on a wet night, is hardly 'considerate'. But Cyker list of poor behaviour could all be added to the list of In-considerate and unthinking driving which is always depressing to be a part of. But most of it just thoughtless rather than malicious. However as for the Prius, co-ordinating the foot parking brake and the accelerator pedal is a great way to hold the car at traffic lights or on a hill, and (if there are enough bars eg 3+ on the HV battery) then slip it into N as well.....combining all aspects of Car Sympathy and awareness of others all together Again as previously mentioned, holding the ccar on the footbrake alone invites potential problems if shunted from behind, as inertia of the shunt sends the driver back into his seat, and lifts the foot off the footbrake, allowing forward movement into the vehicle in front, or into a stream of crossing traffic. AS PeteB says, if these aspects of the drive are not habitual, then any Test situation with a Class 1 copper sitting beside, will find out the weak points. On the other hand, if anybody else would like to chip in and help the situation, by becoming a volunteer ttrainer/observer themselves for the IAM or Rospa, then maybe we could kick a bit mor ***** out there, and improve the UK roads
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  2. whilst it's apart possibly a good idea to check/change clutch & DMF.
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  3. when toyota were fixing these under warranty, the engines were replaced not fixed
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  4. PeteB, must be that brake light sensitvity making you cross eyed, LOL. Brake lights have never bothered me. Although I first learnt to drive in the UK, I learnt to drive automatics in North America, and they did not seem to have this problem with brake lights that some or maybe it is many have in the UK. I've always found it curious.
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  5. I'm with Timberwolf on this one...
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  6. They don't complain about this in any other English speaking country, it seems this sensitivity to brake lights is only a problem for some Brits.
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  7. Don't sit at the traffic lights with your foot on the main brake pedal - the brake lights are very bright an unpleasant for the driver behind. Use the parking brake - it will comfortably hold the car whilst in drive mode (it only has tick-over momentum to restrain). Then simply release the footbrake and off you go. Of course, if you don't care about the glare affecting those behind you ............ .
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