A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Recumbent Biking
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Would you support a "stick shift only" drivers license?

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 26th 10, 10:09 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,uk.rec.cycling,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,misc.consumers.frugal-living
external usenet poster
Posts: 1,158
Default Would you support a "stick shift only" drivers license?

Geoff Pearson wrote:

"bugbear" wrote in message
His Highness the TibetanMonkey, ComandanteBanana and Chief of Quixotic
Enterprises wrote:
In most parts of the world driving means "stick shift," not automatic,
which even a monkey can do. The result is that obviously we got a
bunch of monkeys driving, some of them wanting to be "king of the
road" and driving SUVs... Of course, this "automatic pilot" driving
facilitates all the other crazy stuff such as: TALKING ON THE PHONE,
NO SIGNAL LIGHTS, ZIGZAGGING, which makes driving such a game of
Russian Roulette...

So is this IDIOCRACY reversible, or we just have to live with it?

Hmm. Perhaps a license obtained by a test in an automatic
shouldn't allow you to drive a stick shift (AKA manual).



In the UK you can get an automatic only license - but you can't drive a
car with a gear lever and clutch. But anyone who can drive a manual car
can drive an automatic.

Er. Yes. That was rather my point.

Perhaps I'm too subtle for USENET.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would you support a "stick shift only" drivers license? bugbear General 2 June 8th 10 02:53 PM
Would you support a "stick shift only" drivers license? bugbear Social Issues 0 May 26th 10 10:09 AM
Mann's "Hockey Stick" NOT supported by NAS Panel Andre Jute[_2_] Techniques 5 July 30th 09 08:10 PM
what's the supposed benefit of campy's "quick shift" stuff? walter Techniques 3 June 16th 08 11:16 PM
Shimano "high-quality eight-speed brake/shift levers"? Dave Techniques 14 September 23rd 05 04:12 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.