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In Europe ALL driving schools use manual cars. You can’t drive stick, you don’t get a license, simple as that. There are a few schools that offer automatics, but you’d be a fool to go for that, since most cars on the road have a stick shift anyway. True, automatic transmissions are now becoming more widespread here,… Read more
There is a pro drifter in Poland that has no arms.
He drives a paddle auto R34 (the paddles are operated by his shoulder), because he hasn’t yet figured out how to clutch (his setup already has 4 pedals for 1 foot, the other foot being on the wheel) but he’s working on a manual car, and he’ll drive it even if he ends… Read more
As a Dutch persoon, we have the exact same method of learning to drive stick. Typically the people that get the auto-ony license cannot oversee having to steer, look and shift gear, to the point they can only drive an automatic. (and are only legally able to drive one)
If we presuppose that drivers are not bloodthirsty rage-killers, then perhaps we can understand the grumpiness of drivers when they narrowly miss accidentally killing another human on a bike.
LOL I found spandex guy^
Right, as a driver I have a right to not get a manslaughter charge because a cyclist decided they needed to ride between lanes or run a stop sign in the city.
^This. I believe bikes deserve grade-separated lanes because sharing a lane with buses and illegally-parked Ubers feels incredibly dangerous when I bike (and this is in one of the bike-friendliest cities in the US). However, as a pedestrian, I worry more about cyclists in the crosswalk than cars, because I have to… Read more
Drivers and Police get grumpy with them because they (cyclists) only follow the laws of traffic when it suits them. Run a red light or stop sign, no problem i’m a bike i can do it. Cross multiple lanes of traffic at once, “it’s ok i’m on a bike”. Ride between the lines of cars stopped in heavy traffic or at alight,… Read more
It is tragic when someone dies so young and so randomly. Having said that, no amount of wishing will put bikes on equal footing with vehicle in the USA... and people on bikes need to drive that way.when I ride in the city I don’t act like another car. I don’t even act like a pedestrian. I act like the person at… Read more
No not really, dropped mine on the floor at a nightclub and but screens cracked (the screen protector and my phone screen)