PhilH wrote:The indication that your car is stopped is that it's stationary. If a driver is unable to spot that, then they will likely have any number of other accidents prior to ramming you.
Thinking about signalling to the back whether I am standing or not when stopping my car at a junction on a rainy night, I know what I would choose.
I actually searched the UK Highway Code for this earlier, but couldn't find anything on this particular detail. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist though. However, I found something on that you shouldn't dazzle other drivers.
I learned to drive in Germany in the early 90s and remember we were taught to use handbrakes only for hill starts and when parked.