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You’re driving down a steep hill. Why could it be dangerous to keep the clutch down or roll in neutral for too long?

Fuel consumption will be higher

Your vehicle will pick up speed
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It will damage the engine

It will wear tyres out more quickly

Driving in neutral or with the clutch down for long periods is known as ‘coasting’. There will be no engine braking and your vehicle will pick up speed on downhill slopes. Coasting can be very dangerous because it reduces steering and braking control.