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Yes and if using them please switch them off when in traffic where their use is completely pointless.
Also what is it with drivers these days where they insist on sitting at traffic lights on dark nights with the brakes on (why doesn't anybody use the handbrake at lights anymore?) and possibly even fog lights, if behind one of those idiots the light show is so bright I have to keep putting my sunglasses on.
For automatic cars a foot on the brake while waiting at the lights is how it appears to be taught in US driving schools.
I learned to drive in England where most cars are, or at least used to be, manual ("stick shift" for the USians) and I was taught to go into neutral and put the handbrake on while waiting at the lights.
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For automatics the foot brake when waiting at lights is OK, they can't all be automatics though. Also with all the technology available today why not have a bit of technology to switch of the brake lights once the car is stopped for a little while.
For manuals I can't see a reason for such behaviour except for laziness maybe. Perhaps its the way they learn them these days.
For automatics the foot brake when waiting at lights is OK, they can't all be automatics though.
The vast majority are. Only ~ 1 car in 15 sold in the US had a manual transmission a year ago[^]; and IIRC fro other coverage at the time, the reason it was considered newsworthy then was that there was a sudden large jump from previous level of 1 in 25. I don't recall reading anything to say if the jump to 6.5% then was sustained or was just a brief anomaly.
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