The real question is... Why do some Americans drive with both feet? >mfw there are articles online of Americans claiming braking with your left foot is safer and better and quicker And then they panic, and stomp down both feet, and there'll be another settlement for a 'hung up throttle'..
>>53366447 >Are automatics really that rare in Europe? Yes. My grandma has an automatic.. And people that are in wheelchairs. >It's a lot less room for human error. What error desu? Isn't it mostly a comfort thing? I can sort of see the appeal when you're a bus driver or a UPS guy or something, and start and stop all day long.. Or if you spend hours on end in traffic jams. But when you're actually driving, a manual isn't really an effort.
>Loaning out your car to someone for the sole purpose of having them learn to drive shift Good luck with that.. You might find someone willing to actually teach you, but nobody in their right mind will just give you the keys and be like 'enjoy your practise!'.
It's not hard though.. I find it baffling that they don't just teach you when your get your license, but I suppose manuals are so rare in the US these days that you can wonder about the added value..
>>53366800 >I can sort of see the appeal when you're a bus driver or a UPS guy or something, and start and stop all day long.. Or if you spend hours on end in traffic jams. Right, more convenient for urban existence. Not as much a "comfort" thing as it is something real simple that I've apparently taken for granted.
Fucking Europeans and their fascination with handling knobs.
>>53366938 I guess you havent met the Dutch traffic police yet. With 230 euro fines for calling, up to 700 euro fines for driving to close to each other, 370 euro fine for parking on a handicapped spot etc.
No. No they're not... You're filming yourself, and you're ignoring the Tesla safety instructios that say that you have to keep your hands on the wheel when using that automonomous drive function..
It won't be long before some imbecile gets in a freak accident with the auto-drive on, without hands on the wheel..
>>53366904 >changing to reverse while driving on the highway do to "human error"
Were you in the thread a few weeks ago too where some guy brought that up?
How do you even get it to work like that? Modern cars (and by modern I mean post-1970s) tend to not allow you to put the transmission in 1st or R while moving. Maybe it's possible, but then you'd have to ram the stick in the slot rather violently, and would have to ignore the intense grinding (for R) or stuttering and rev increase (for 1st) while letting go of the clutch.
>>53366938 >Not him but a lot of people deal with the traffic jam thing >I live in LA So you're stuck in traffic without even leaving LA? That must really suck.. Most of our jams are city-to-city traffic. Amsterdam-The Hague, that sort of thing.. If you have to travel within the city there's usually trams, trains, buses and bicycle options that are (almost) congestion free..
>Plus its easier to eat while driving with an auto. How do you think we keep our shapely figures? McDonalds during the commute!
I sort of forgot about that for a second.. >be visiting my gfs family >her uncle is driving, aunt is in the passenger seat >aunt is looking at pics on FB >shoving them in uncles face, while on the freeway >'Look at how cute xy&z look here, John!' >'So adorable! Remember this? *pointing*
Completely normal.. And then the amount of people texting, eating and on the phone. Absurd to see, for someone from a country where they fine you €230,- ($251,-) for holding a telephone in your hand while driving a motor vehicle...
>>53367138 >370 euro fine for parking on a handicapped spot etc. Goddamn, handicapped spots are the most retarded thing ever. >Giant mall the size of a large neighborhood. >It has handicap spots as it is required to. >I can go walking around the big ass mall all day, but I apparently can't make it through the parking lot.
It's shit for small businesses too. Those handicap spots will go virtually unused 99% of the time.
>>53367260 >Goddamn, handicapped spots are the most retarded thing ever.
Bear in mind we don't actually have the space you have in this country.. There is a real chance of getting to a supermarket here and not finding any place to park, let alone close to the entrance. I don't mind that they always have 2 or 3 handicapped spots.
>>I can go walking around the big ass mall all day, but I apparently can't make it through the parking lot.
Don't they have those scooters for that in the US? :DDD VVVROOOOOOMMMMM
>>53367304 >>53367342 Again, if I can't make it through the fucking parking lot, how the hell am I suppose to go trouncing up and down the aisles a wally world? You're calling something that functionally does nothing aside from waste an ungodly amount of parking space "really fucking important."
>>53367465 >Again, if I can't make it through the fucking parking lot, Nobody says you can't.. It's just that if you have to cover that distance by wheelchair or with crutches, it's nice to be able to park close to the entrance. >how the hell am I suppose to go trouncing up and down the aisles a wally world? You need to do shopping m8, whether you can walk properly or not. If you need to go up and down the aisles to get your food regardless of your handicap, wouldn't it be extra-shitty if you had to cover the entire parking lot first? >You're calling something that functionally does nothing aside from waste an ungodly amount of parking space "really fucking important."
Mostly just social, and convenient to people with disabilities.. I don't see why you'd get all anal about that, especially in a country that consists 56% of parking space anyway.
>>53367550 What does the design of the parking lot have to do with the fact that spaces within the parking lot that are close to the building are reserved for handicapped people? This is literally the silliest thing I've read all week.
>>53366447 >It's a lot less room for human error. If you can't even operate your pedals safely you don't deserve a license. You see, in Europe driver's licenses don't just come out of vending machines, and panicking soccer moms stomping on the wrong pedals aren't a daily occurance unlike in the US.
>>53367465 So you're advocating to make things even harder for handicapped people just because they manage to do something? Why can't YOU walk thirty feet further with your healthy legs, you lazy piece of shit?
>>53368604 Morons can use it, that's about it. Yes, auto transmissions will last two or three times as long as manuals, but they'll also be two or three times as expensive to fix once they break, and an auto repair job is much more complicated than a manual clutch replacement.
>Break my leg >On crutches for a month or 2 >Can't park in a disabled space >Have to limp 500 m to work and back erryday from my shitty parks >"""Disabled people""" with a disability that doesn't restrict their walking ability in the slightest get the ideal parks
Fuck that shit.
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