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Old 08-30-2009
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Just because it never happened to you doesnt mean it didnt happen.
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Just because it never happened to you doesnt mean it didnt happen.
I know but I guess its part of the pussification of America. Maybe we should have cars that won't go over 5mph cause speed can be dangerous. I mean come on take some responsibility. Its as simple as remembering not to load a gun, point it at yourself and pull the trigger. We own a company with 20 semi trucks. None of them have neutral safety switches either, the driver is just responsible for remembering to push in the clutch when he starts it.
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I would agree with you but the switch was put there for a purpose and if in the event something did happen he would be liable for damages and sets him self up to be sued. Im not saying its right but he would be better off leaving it alone. Hey i told him how to do it, now its up to him.
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I don't like the safety switches all that much either, I think it is a pain a lot of times but I leave them alone out of shear laziness
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I just don't get why someone would want this other than offroading use. Its not that hard to push the clutch down. Get an auto if you don't want to push the clutch anymore.
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My ranger is an auto, but another vehicle I own is a manual. There are times when it's a hassle to push the clutch down to start the engine. There have been times when I've been working on it, gotten nasty filthy greasy, needed to turn the engine over, and then have to be extra careful about not messing the interior when I go to crank the engine.

Like I said, sometimes it can be a hassle, but I leave the interlock there. I don't know if I've ever accidentally tried to start it in gear, but I probably would have at some point if the interlock wasn't there.

It's also one of those theft deterrent side effects of having a manual tranny vehicle. I've seen a number of news stories where the criminal failed to steal a vehicle because they couldn't operate a manual tranny. The interlock is just one more thing they have to master.

but its his truck, I've seen lots of things people do to their vehicles I wouldn't do.

Hook it up to a switch, so you can disable the interlock when you need it disabled, and otherwise leave it enabled for those days when you're in a hurry and might not be paying full attention to all the details.
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When I'm dirty from working on the truck I push the clutch with my left hand and turn the key with my right.
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I know but I guess its part of the pussification of America.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Some guys forget that cars/trucks have not always had the neutral safety switch. And if you own a vehicle that doesn't have one and you cause an accident because of that, then you should definitely take responsibility for it and accept the consequences. Why do we depend on the "safety" features? Because we don't responsibility for our own actions. Hence, all vehicles now have tire pressure sensors because the average person is too lazy or ignorant or both to regularly check their tire pressure. Come on people, WTF!!
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