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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddiac View Post
    Bluetooth headset might work for me, but it is a rag top so wind noise might be a problem. I think that MT probably increases driver awareness rather than distract from it. The big rigs require professional training and demonstrated skills. Auto drivers are held to a lower standard in my opinion.
    The reason they require more training is the vehicles are much larger, not that they have manual transmissions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    The reason they require more training is the vehicles are much larger, not that they have manual transmissions.
    Agreed. My point being that the training makes for safer truck drivers. The same would be true for car drivers if it were required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Mike View Post
    Anyone else think that vehicles equipped with manual transmissions cause people to pay more attention to their driving? In this modern age, vehicles are mostly equipped with automatics and some people focus on other things besides driving.
    I owned one for 275k, it made no difference IMO...and that was a NV5600 that shifted more like a tractor than a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddiac View Post
    Bluetooth headset might work for me, but it is a rag top so wind noise might be a problem. I think that MT probably increases driver awareness rather than distract from it. The big rigs require professional training and demonstrated skills. Auto drivers are held to a lower standard in my opinion.

    They can have all the training they require, but that doesn't make them a better driver...I will use the car hauler that almost ran me off the road tonight...

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    and none of those vehicles have a full frame.... weird
    Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....

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    Yes. Yes they do

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