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Old 23rd June 2011, 08:40   #106
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Default Re: What is the correct way to park on an incline?

Originally Posted by wild child View Post

What probably happened was that the friction offered by the reverse as not enough to prevent the start of the rolling (was barely enough, but may be something started it) - and once rolling started, friction reduces anyway (sliding friction is much smaller).

Did you try stopping the car and leaving it in the reverse again? - It probably wouldn't have moved.

that said - very bad idea not to engage the handbrake and rely on engine braking alone - you can do the other way round (no gear engaged) but not engaging the parking brake should not be attempted.

nope. i dint want to risk again as i would be away from the vehicle for quite some time . dint want to come back just to see it rolled off somewhere !!
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