Hey dog owners: Has your pooch ever tried to climb into the driver's seat with you while you're behind the wheel? Mine does that sometimes. It may seem cute, but you should know that your dog has only one thing on its little mind when it does that: to take control of the car and use it to murder everyone in sight.
Oh, you want proof? Then check out this story out of York, Pennsylvania where a dog that was left in an unattended vehicle knocked the car into gear and struck a pedestrian.
The car had been left running, and the dog inside somehow pushed the gearshift into drive, causing the car to drive forward slowly. A man tried to stop the car before it hit a parked truck, but he got pinned between the two vehicles and was knocked unconscious.
Once again, we have a situation that could have easily been avoided if the car had a manual transmission. Unless the dog was some insanely talented super-dog who was capable of operating a clutch and a stick. That's somewhat unlikely, I think.
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Hat tip to Amy!