Taught to leave in gear

Madam,

I saw the article re the van rolling down High Pavement in Belper and crashing (Belper News February 29, 2012).

I learned to drive more than 50 years ago and it was emphasised that when parking to put the car in gear. Uphill – first gear, downhill –reverse gear. Don’t they teach this any longer?

Mrs V Revill

Derwent View

Belper