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Hi Truck - just found this on the driver testing agency in Northern Ireland.
Electronically operated parking brakes

DVTA Practical Driving Test - Vehicle Safety
A number of car manufacturers are fitting electronically operated parking brakes to their vehicles. This innovative design alleviates the necessity for the coordination of gas, clutch and parking brake control. However, as this is an important and necessary requirement for a driver to demonstrate on test it has been decided that vehicles fitted with this type of parking brake would not be suitable for a driving test. However, if the systems can be manually overridden and subsequently operate as a conventional ratchet type parking brake, the vehicle would be suitable.
I am not sure if this would apply to some of the newer Renaults though - your comments would be appreciated
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