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1,699 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by slappy

Should being able to drive a stick be a requirement for a driver`s license?


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17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 2:35:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I think everyone should be required to learn on one.

My parents made me. In case of an emergency and that's all there was to drive.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 2:37:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, absolutly.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 2:37:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, not everyone has a stick shift to practice on.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 2:39:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. I have never driven a stick and I am fine.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 2:42:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not required here, but everyone uses manual transmission here anyway.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 6/14/05 - 8:41:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, not everyone has a stick shift to practice on. I've never driven a stick shift before.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 6/14/05 - 8:49:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Drive a stick! hehe, that's just such a funny expression.

Yes, I agree with the question. I think everyone who drives should know how to drive a manual car.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 6/16/05 - 2:05:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it is NOT that hard. The first thing I learned to drive in was a stick.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 4:18:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/16/2005 2:05:52 PM kckiss wrote:
Yes, it is NOT that hard. The first thing I learned to drive in was a stick.

Me too.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 10:47:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
no..then i wouldnt have a liscense
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 10:47:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 10:49:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! Even if you drive automatic, it's good to know how to drive manual. Anyway...driving stick is awesome!
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 7/11/05 - 4:35:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
According to the stats, America seems to disagree with the rest of the world #10
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 7/13/05 - 2:45:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why? A person can go their whole life and
drive nothing but automatics. Besides, unless you plan on providing state vehicles for driving tests, you have no way of enforcing this.

Whether it's useful or not is irrelevant and whether it's difficult or not is irrelevant.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 9/26/05 - 1:48:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, its far easier moving from a manual to an automatic than vice-versa. although stick-shifts are really easy, no effort at all.

although its practically unheard of for anyone to learn in an automatic over here.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 9/26/05 - 2:24:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/13/2005 2:45:59 PM pablodiablo wrote:
Why? A person can go their whole life and drive nothing but automatics. Besides, unless you plan on providing state vehicles for driving tests, you have no way of enforcing this.

Over here you take your driving test (and lessons, most of the time) in the instructor's car.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 9/26/05 - 3:09:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm all in favor of trying to ensure people can drive a variety of vehicles, but insisting on driving a piece of wood seems a bit extreme

Kaneda's right; in addition, in the UK, there are two levels of license: one if you took the test on an automatic, which only entitles you to drive an automatic - the other if you took the test on a manual transmission, which entitles you to drive either.

Almost everyone takes their test on a manual here - automatics are pretty rare, although they do seem to be becoming more common now.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 9/26/05 - 3:14:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 9/26/2005 3:09:38 PM jas88 wrote:
I'm all in favor of trying to ensure people can drive a variety of vehicles, but insisting on driving a piece of wood seems a bit extreme

*groan*

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 9/26/05 - 3:28:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I personally think manual or sticks are much more FUN to drive!!
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 10/13/05 - 10:39:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, not everyone needs to know how to drive a stick, plenty of people get along just fine without ever learning how to drive one. If you're only going to have/drive automatics why do you need to learn how to drive a stick?
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 10/15/05 - 2:23:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
sure
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 10/26/05 - 12:56:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. Not only in case of an emergency, but to prove they can handle another task while driving. In my experience, people who drive automatics are a bit less alert behind the wheel.

Besides, who wants to go through life knowing they can't drive roughly 40% of the cars on the road. It takes a day to learn and more than a lifetime to forget.

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 10/26/05 - 12:59:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
It should be a requirement for your CDL.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 10/26/05 - 1:04:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so, it would be a problem for a lot of people, like me, for instance. My parents have an automatic car, how would I ever learn to drive a manual? My parents can't afford lessons, they're pretty damn expensive here.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 10/27/05 - 7:00:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
i learned the manual gearbox for my drivers licence. it's not that hard and now it's like second nature to me.

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