Do I need to put my car in park if it has auto-hold?

Can I assume that for a car with auto-hold, I do not need to select park or neutral when stationary?

Asked on 14 November 2022 by David Greenhill

Answered by Lawrence Allan
If you are stationary for a short period (i.e. at a junction or roundabout) then no. However it is best practice to put the car into neutral in park when stationary for longer, say at a multi-way traffic light junction. This is because brake lights can be blinding (particularly at night) for road users behind. Of course you will need to put your car into park when you are parking and getting out of it.
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