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Well the Highway Code covers the driver not the vehicle

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Highway_Code

Any failure to comply with the Code is not an offence in itself, but can be taken into account by a court. The mandatory rules reflect the Statute Law, which may (and usually does) provide a separate penalty.
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http://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/download-pdf.html

In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.
The section above this

114.You MUST NOT

 use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road
users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders

 use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. YouMUST switch
them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule
226).

In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following
traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.

Law RVLR reg 27
Law RVLR reg 27 - see bottom one

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/regulation/27/made

Thus if you drive the manual and blind someone behind Mr Plod could have a case, but it's anti social. The DSG does it properly.
 

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I think VW are in a pickle over it. They have historically chopped and changed about it for manual drivers.

Once autohold is on in the DSG and you are in a queue on a bend and see a car coming from behind, don't tap the break to warn them, it won't work. Hazards is what you need like a motorway hold up. That one is worth remembering.
 
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