No. It's actually a lot safer than an automatic transmission IF the person driving it actually knows what they're doing. The problem, and the reason they can be statistically “ more dangerous '', is that idiots who have no idea get them because they are (only slightly) cheaper ones that need to focus more on the “ gear shift '' & # 39; & # 39; and vehicle control.
When a person who knows what they are doing is driving a manual, they actually have more control over the vehicle and are much safer on the road.
Here are some examples to support my point:
1. Semi-trucks have started being mass produced and on the road with automatic transmissions since 2012. Almost all are now automatic transmissions and this has created a situation where truck drivers cannot be trusted, when, when the semiconductors were ALL textbooks a The semi-truck was the vehicle to follow and travel in traffic because it was guaranteed that they knew what they were doing and that they were (mainly) the safest vehicles on the road (about 20 years ago). Truck drivers 20 years ago were true professional drivers. Now, like almost all trucks are automated transmissions, any idiot drives them. And, if you haven't noticed, even most of the truckers on the road are now idiots with whom he is not sure to be in traffic.
The reason is the same reason why all of the 'autonomous driving' features of vehicles today have made stupid people think they weren't responsible; they assume they can blame an accident on "well * this sensor has not gone out."
"My automatic braking did not activate."
"The cruise control did not work properly, so I put them in the back. I was on my phone. This is why mom and her 3 children died. L & # 39; My car's computer broke down. "
Eff those excuses. The driver is responsible.
2. Many manufacturers of all vehicles since 2016 are reluctant to even offer a manual transmission option because people yearn, don't know what they're doing, and the new generations are lazy and just want to go out and press buttons and pedals and treat driving like a video game.
* Very horrible in my opinion. I support the idea that ALL vehicles should be manuals without power steering or any other assistive "device" like today's vehicles. Newer vehicles make roads much safer than they can be because they allow a rash, reckless, selfish and ignorant person (lack of knowledge; people who don't know how to drive) to control a 3000 lb death weapon.
Cars should not be driven alone. The driver must drive them. The reason "textbooks are more dangerous" is not because of the actual mechanics and design of the vehicle, because people (silly and ignorant or lazy and selfish) drive them.
Because of laziness and ignorance (as the term “ ignorant '' is defined: lack of skills or knowledge, laziness), people have become because of technology, that is why not only manual transmissions, but many other things, too, have become less frequent. and more dangerous.
A person who really knows how to drive a manual transmission does not have to "focus on the clutch pedal and shifting gears". It’s natural for them.