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RE: American's and stick shifts (long)

Phil wrote about the UK:

> Get caught driving with a cellphone in your hand over here and it's
> GBP40 and three points on your licence.  Same goes for breakfast.

> Get caught with both and it's "driving without due care and attention."
> Depends what sort of mood the magistrates are in.  If one of them has
> recently been rear-ended by someone doing the same, you could be
> walking for a year.

That's a balm on my ears. I wish the Government around here instituted the
rigorous European traffic laws. Naaah, will never happen. Mr. Joe Public will be
bitching about violating his "freedoms" in notime. Never mind that he might get
left widowed by some bozo, whose freedom to eat and drink while diving he
advocates so passionately.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- mostly stock
Philadelphia, PA