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death is definitely inescapable but one tries to maximize one's amount of living time...
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I guess in California you just let people run into you instead of keeping hour head up.
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I guess in California you just let people run into you instead of keeping hour head up.
Most times it is better to stay where you are than to gun your engine and go into the intersection and get t-boned by a car doing 50 mph. If you are not the lead car at a stop light or stop sign you have no place to go anyway, your options are extremely limited.
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I doubt that you would have the time to really react if someone does crash into you, unless you are hyper aware all the time. That being said, the only benefit I could see with putting your vehicle in neutral or park when stopped is if you are going to be sitting for awhile in the same spot.

I do know that with the Allison, in my family's old 04 Duramax, it recommended to shift to neutral if idling more than 5 minutes, but that was to prevent the transmission from heating up.

If you want to shift into neutral at lights, that's fine, but it's only to make yourself feel better. There is no measurable fuel savings. Also, if you're resorting to operating a truck like that to save fuel, maybe you shouldn't have bought a truck. Just my opinion.
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I read that and my mouth feel open.

Chances are you are not going to have the time to get out of harms way from a dead stop and if you could, during the utter chaos you could definitely move yourself into a death trap. If it is going to get you it well get you whether you are standing still or moving. Accidents are quick and mostly unpredictable.

Anyway, the advantage of putting your truck into neutral or park will allow it to run cooler on very hot days when you are running the air or even not running the air.In neutral your engine will not be under load and running it will run at higher rpm's cooling the engine better. Gas wise probably won't make any difference.

Oh! And keep an eye out for those 18 wheelers that smash into fast food drive up windows.
If negative feedback was possible this would be a post to use it. It is safer to remain in gear even REQUIRED by law to remain in a forward gear when on public roads for that simple fact. Go take a on the road driver's exam and take it out of gear during the test and see if you aren't failed.
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If negative feedback was possible this would be a post to use it. It is safer to remain in gear even REQUIRED by law to remain in a forward gear when on public roads for that simple fact. Go take a on the road driver's exam and take it out of gear during the test and see if you aren't failed.
Dude chill. He was simply stating that it is indeed a fact that is harder to move from a possible accident when stopped and not in gear.

YES, it is safer to remain in gear. That is also a fact. Which he also stated.

Not to mention the fact that you basically agreed to exactly what he said. Maybe you didn't read his post throughly.

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