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Why automatic gears like this p r n d?

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P = Park

R = Reverse

N = Neutral

D = Drive

You move the lever to the positions like P if the car is parked, R to reverse the car and D when you drive forward. Remember for safety the car will not start unless the lever is on P or N and the keys will not come out unless you put the lever in P

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