January 24, 2006

Public Service Announcement

Here's a little bit of information that apparently, a lot of people don't know:

If you have a car with an automatic transmission, when it is in DRIVE, you can put it into NUETRAL without stepping on the brake or even pressing the button on the gear selector. The transmission will not go past NUETRAL into REVERSE! It even works the other way too! When the car is in NUETRAL, you can just slide the selector into DRIVE. It won't go to REVERSE or past DRIVE.

This can be very important to know, say when you are riding in the car through a car wash and the attendant signals for you to pull up. (So he can dry the car, shine the tires... whatever) You don't have to step on the brake to put the car into drive! Really! And that'll keep you from hopping the track roller.

If you have to look at the gear selector display to see what gear you're in, you might need to practice driving a little bit more.

And if you have to look to FIND the gear selector, you probably shouldn't be out on the roads at all!

...One more thing. To some of the other drivers out there (you know who you are), when the attendent signals you to stop, the brake is the SECOND pedal from the right!

Posted by GEBIV at January 24, 2006 01:49 PM | TrackBack

OOPS! Looks like half your post got eaten :-/

Posted by: Harvey at January 24, 2006 04:35 PM

Argh! Just one sentance, and I fixed it.

Posted by: GEBIV at January 24, 2006 04:58 PM
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