NY State inspection guidelines call for a parking brake test similar to this: "Car must hold in Drive under moderate acceleration. Parking brake must lock in place and be released independently from service brake" An auto release parking brake is given a cursory hardware check (nothing seized) but not tested in motion.
Many of the quick lube places that do inspection here interpret moderate acceleration as a 1500 RPM. They aren't really able to do any repairs so they look for a reason to fail people. I guess if you have a smaller engine with rear drum brakes that should be no problem.
I have a V8 car with rear disc brakes (caliper parking brakes) and it usually fails there (but has no problem passing at a Ford Dealer). The dealer said moderate acceleration is a tap of the gas pedal and the quick lube places are wrong. I used to be a mechanic and I agree. Even with new pads and cables the car creeps at 1500RPM. The parking brake will definitely stop the car but not lock the wheels.
Is a parking brake supposed to hold at such a high RPM?