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Old 01-16-2013, 08:50 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by RayPooley View Post
Well it makes sense to the licensing authorities who set the test criteria so that's all that matters if you want to pass a test in the UK. Its been working for me for nearly 40 years of driving manuals. Its second nature to me. I actually had to think hard about it to write it down. One part of the test is the hill start. You have to park on a steep hill, applying the hand brake, of course. Then you have to set off without rolling back or hopping. You fail that you fail the test. Managing the hand brake is an important part of the test.
That's the only practical application I can think of. Most people know about it. Technically you could heel-toe and accomplish the same thing, though that's generally for a good downshift.

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