MotorheadThat would be a very good solution Andrew - and I take on board the (potential) advantages of having the brake lights on when the car is stationary. However, I have to say that if you're unable to recognise that the car in front is stationary then you need to get your eyes tested and you're not fit to drive..! Although at long last I note that the government are contemplating making a regular eye test compulsory for older drivers, I believe that this rule should be compulsory for all drivers, regardless of age. Many cars nowadays have the option of some sort of low speed collision avoidance system being fitted and it won't be long before that and adaptive autonomous cruise control become standard fitments, so the pesky brake light problem will become a moot point. Jeff
Manuel_GI have to disagree, I always hated manual handbrakes and never trusted them(maybe cause the one in my first car, Renault 5, never worked properly) so it was great when I had my first electric one. I don't have any issue with the one in my 718, just a couple of days to get used to where it was positioned and that was all. I also read it wasn't intuitive, but pushing it (ON) is way more confortable that pulling it, and I have long arms so I'm perfectly fine with it. :)
GrahamWManuel_GI have to disagree, I always hated manual handbrakes and never trusted them(maybe cause the one in my first car, Renault 5, never worked properly) so it was great when I had my first electric one. I don't have any issue with the one in my 718, just a couple of days to get used to where it was positioned and that was all. I also read it wasn't intuitive, but pushing it (ON) is way more confortable that pulling it, and I have long arms so I'm perfectly fine with it. :) I also have no problem with the electric handbrake and its improvement on the 718 in so much that the "HOLD" function works on the flat as well allowing the release of the footbrake at traffic lights etc. Currently have no idea if this function also releases the brake lights to stop dazzling the cars behind - must check this out.
MotorheadI would imagine that the brake lights go off when the HOLD function is operative. Jeff
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