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You have parked facing downhill. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, you should put it in park. If the vehicle has a manual transmission, you should put it in


When you park a vehicle, you should set the transmission to keep the vehicle from rolling if its brakes fail. If your vehicle is facing downhill, it might roll forward. Therefore, you should put an automatic transmission in park and a manual transmission in reverse. Always set your parking brake as well. [Parking, Chapter 4: Rules of the Road, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Driver's Manual]