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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Regardless of this winter business, don't rely on your handbrake when parked on a hill! There's loads of threads on here, I think moreso with the 159, where handbrakes have failed and cars have run away. You should park in first or reverse (which one doesn't matter).
A lot of it is about routine though. I left my car with the handbrake off and in gear the other day. I then returned to it in the morning - standing outside the car, I turned the engine on to help defrost my windscreen while I scraped it. I caught the fact that it was in gear so avoided stalling, but didn't remember to apply the handbrake. Just as well I wasn't on a slope! So, routine's a dangerous thing.