March 15, 2017

Meanwhile. . .

A report from U.S. News and World Report show only 18 percent of U.S. drivers know how to operate a stick shift. It says that because of advancements in automatic transmissions and fuel economy, only about 5 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. today come with a stick shift. That’s down from 25 percent of cars in 1987.

According to Public Policy Polling 49% prefer Obamacare compared to 29%. who like the GOP plan.

Americans' concerns about global warming are at peak levels in Gallup's trends, including a record 45% saying they worry "a great deal" about it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Forget about the stick shift, I'd bet that 18% number pretty much captures the number of people knowledgeable about how to operate a car, period, full stop. Things like understanding right of ways, rules of the road, obligation of drivers to extend common courtesy to others on the road, not insisting on a right of way when confronting a belligerent driver, properly using turn indicators, not following too close, knowing when not to drive the speed limit when conditions for doing so have become unsafe.
There's a myriad list and one can go on and on.