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Shifting to neutral while driving a car is illegal in most states

I drove a Saab Sonnett III years ago. It had "freewheel" where you could set the car to coast instead of using engine braking power. My dealer told me then that Saab would be removing this feature as the federal government had regulations that prohibit vehicles from coasting while driving. New cars with regenerative braking, you must leave the car in gear while braking. While care is stopped, you can put the car in neutral, such as at a train. Also set the parking brake.

posted by bh33415 on May 6, 2016

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