Originally Posted by davidmanning
Not if you're accelerating.
I could go into a detailed explanation but it would be far easier for you to buy a copy of the police driving manual 'Roadcraft' and all will be revealed.
Fair point on the first one - do you usually drive down steep hills in the right gear accelerating then???
As to roadcraft it was the FIRST book I ever bought on driving. Of course everyone ALWAYS follows it to the letter. I love the bit where it says you should always been in the right gear at the right speed for maximum responsivesness etc.
I would just LOVE to be able to afford the fuel to drive around everywhere at 4500rpm!!!
The best driving book I have ever seen was by a bloke called A Tom Topper - think it was called "Very advanced driving" - great stuff.