If your rate of deceleration is dramatically different than what people expect, then yes, it's disruptive.Driving in L isn’t disruptive to slowing down for a stop or light at all .
The goal of L was to give the driver a mechanism to slow the car down when going down a steep incline on the highway. That they executed it such that you CAN use it in daily city traffic, doesn't mean you should. It won't hurt the vehicle, and YOU can't damage anything, but if you lift off the go pedal and cause yourself to behave unpredictably to other traffic, you may very easily find yourself in a bad situation.
Disruptive. Absolutely.If your accelerating to a light and brake at last second that’s your fault
Slowing down in L is exactly like using the brakes extremely aggressively--not dissimilar to accelerating and then braking at the last second.but if your timing traffic flow and patterns slowing down in L has zero effect on anybody
But my entire point was, not only is it like doing that, but more importantly it's like doing that WITH NO BRAKE LIGHTS.
Go ahead, go out in your ICE car and unplug the brake lights and drive around by being extremely aggressive on the brake pedal.
CAN you do that? Sure. Would you do that? No.
Mine was a simple warning: you're not only doing something unexpected/abnormal, you're also doing it without the benefit of brake lights. The van doesn't put on the brake lights when it slows down aggressively in L.
L was designed to be used on steep inclines on the open road, to keep the van from running away and to help you maintain control--just like lower gears on an ICE vehicle.