Should I leave my auto in Drive or Neutral when stopped?

In an auto, is it best to select neutral and apply the handbrake at traffic lights or keep it in drive?

Asked on 15 September 2020 by anthony dean

Answered by Andrew Brady
It depends how long you're stopped for. Ordinarily, keep it in drive with your foot on the brake. If you're stopped for an extended period, consider putting it in neutral with the handbrake on - particularly in the dark or in wet weather when your brake lights might dazzle the driver behind.
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