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    Default What did you learn about your FK8 today?

    I noticed the handbrake comes on when I undo the seatbelt..


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    It doesn't on my car.

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    Only does that if you have brake hold on/active. If you take your seat belt off then the hand brake turns on..

    You also can't use the brake hold until you have your seat belt on.

    Wonder if you have brake hold active and you are driving at speed, and you unclip your seat belt will the hand brake go on? Wonder if anyone will try it!$
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    I love the brake hold feature. I was sceptical of the electronic handbrake. I am now a complete convert and enjoy the feature.
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    The thing that puts me off using Brake Hold is that everytime you come to a stop all of your rear brake lights come on and stay on until you start moving again. I know how annoying this can be when sitting immediately behind another car at traffic lights and the driver keeps their foot on the brake pedal rather than using the hand brake.....especially at night when it is raining.
    As stated I might get to like the feature if I gave it a chance, but I am not prepared to for the above reason.
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    You're a gentleman and a scholar Ron, that's one of my biggest pet peeves when driving. Infuriating, especially some of these new LED brake lights, they're too fecking bright.
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    Handbrake and Brake Hold are not mutually exclusive.
    If stopping for a couple of seconds (eg hill holding at a junction) then allow brake hold to do its thing. But if you’re going to be stopped for a while (eg traffic lights) then pull the wee handbrake switch.
    Super simple. And considerate to other drivers.
    So why not give it a go... you might find you like it :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beillynoy View Post
    Handbrake and Brake Hold are not mutually exclusive.
    If stopping for a couple of seconds (eg hill holding at a junction) then allow brake hold to do its thing. But if you’re going to be stopped for a while (eg traffic lights) then pull the wee handbrake switch.
    Super simple. And considerate to other drivers.
    You drive in the real word so you will already know the sad fact that a lot of drivers are not considerate to others......so if their car is stopped using Brake Hold why should they bother to pull another lever to hold their already securely held car.
    In the majority of cases it just wouldn't happen, and you will be sat behind somebody with red brake lights glaring in your face just the same as the drivers who sit with their foot on the brake pedal for the duration of their stop.
    Of course all credit to people who do as you describe, but they will be few and far between.
    If I am going to be stopped for more than a few seconds I use the handbrake, just like I always have done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron240 View Post
    You drive in the real word so you will already know the sad fact that a lot of drivers are not considerate to others......so if their car is stopped using Brake Hold why should they bother to pull another lever to hold their already securely held car.
    In the majority of cases it just wouldn't happen, and you will be sat behind somebody with red brake lights glaring in your face just the same as the drivers who sit with their foot on the brake pedal for the duration of their stop.
    Of course all credit to people who do as you describe, but they will be few and far between.
    If I am going to be stopped for more than a few seconds I use the handbrake, just like I always have done.
    I must say that before I was a "red light glaring" asshole , because putting handbrake down = too much effort. But with the CTR it's just a little lever, and do nothing to start, so I do it on all lights/queues.

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    I've always found it more effort to sit there with my foot on the brake.

    Put the hand brake on. Relax.

    An added bonus. Its quicker to drop the handbrake, hit the gas and go.

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