I really struggle with people sat on their brakes in queues. I think I'm particularly sensitive to bright light, gives me a flaming headache.
Same. I started to notice this more and more a few years ago. Nowadays it seems it's rife!!
Anyway, my step-son recently started taking lessons and it turns out that new drivers are actually taught to sit on the brakes. Apparently the handbrake is just a 'parking brake'.
I questioned it obviously but then he was taught the same thing by a different instructor.
It's possible both instructors are being dicks and teaching bad habits but if not this sucks.
How can it possibly apply for hill starts?! I guess that would be the exception to the rule.