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    Hello, just wondering as i have bad knees, and my orthopedic surgeon said i definatly can't drive a manual car due to my condition, but my brotehr keeps telling me it's rubbish and he's just covering himself so he doesn't get sued if i had a crashj or damaged my knees or something.

    Who should i believe?
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    Ask for a second opinion (from a different doctor)
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    I would believe the guy with 5 years worth of medical education and years of clinical experience.

    Just get an automatic.
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    (Original post by Magnum Opus)
    Ask for a second opinion (from a different doctor)
    But how do i know taht they both aren't just scared of getting sued, and therefore covering themselves, how do i know this?
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    I would believe the guy with 5 years worth of medical education and years of clinical experience.

    Just get an automatic.
    Parents won't let me
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    But how do i know taht they both aren't just scared of getting sued, and therefore covering themselves, how do i know this?
    If two experienced doctors tell you the same thing, the liklihood of them being right or at least very accurate is higher. Significantly more higher than some inexperienced person telling you anyway.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    But how do i know taht they both aren't just scared of getting sued, and therefore covering themselves, how do i know this?
    Under that logic, you could go climb a mountain and if your knees exploded you could go back and sue the doctor because he didn't tell you "not to climb any mountains".

    Ditto with "don't hit your knees with a hammer". It's silly logic. Tbh, driving a manual kills my knee sometimes. I can see why the doctor recommended against it.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Parents won't let me
    Why not?
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    if you've been told not to drive by a doctor you won't get insurance anyway. get an auto or get the bus..
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    I'd imagine the dr could inform the DSA of your condition if he felt it was that serious anyway.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Why not?

    They say they are too expensive, and hard to sell due to low demand.
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    (Original post by Elynnor1811)
    if you've been told not to drive by a doctor you won't get insurance anyway. get an auto or get the bus..

    Is this true? Do they look at your medical history or something?
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Is this true? Do they look at your medical history or something?
    no they don't look at your medical history but you'll have to tell them if you've been told that you've got a condition that might prevent you driving. they'll be some question on the form like "any medical condition that could effect your driving?" so unless you lie you're likely to be declined.
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    Oh for ****'s sake.
    My grandfather has a bad problem with his knees, and there is no way on earth he'd be stupid enough to drive a car which requires frequent movement of the joint!
    A doctor's not going to lie to you, stupid idiot.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    They say they are too expensive, and hard to sell due to low demand.
    If they're in low demand, they wouldn't be expensive.

    I think they're better than manuals, to be honest. The gearboxes are much more reliable these days and they're so much more comfortable to drive. You can easily pick one up on ebay or autotrader for not very much.
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    (Original post by DaneCook)
    Who the f*ck pissed in your pickle hole? That was uncalled for lmfao.
    argh blatant stupidity like that of the OP just irritates me- I mean what sort of sane person believes that a doctor, and not just an ordinary doctor, a specialist for whatever problem they have, would just LIE? The OP wasted all our time writing something that stupid, so I thought I'd give a reply fitting my mood about it :p:
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Hello, just wondering as i have bad knees, and my orthopedic surgeon said i definatly can't drive a manual car due to my condition, but my brotehr keeps telling me it's rubbish and he's just covering himself so he doesn't get sued if i had a crashj or damaged my knees or something.

    Who should i believe?
    You can ask for a second opinion. However as already explained you will have trouble getting insurence. Also by law you must notify DVLA of any conditions that affect your driving and they may well refuse you a licence for a manual car if you are unfit to drive it. If you choose not to disclose your condition and than get yourself in a crash you will be in a big trouble when this comes out in an investigation. I think your parents should be concerned with your safety a bit more but this is just my opinion.
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    Why would the doctor lie to you?
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    (Original post by sadie-kiki)
    argh blatant stupidity like that of the OP just irritates me- I mean what sort of sane person believes that a doctor, and not just an ordinary doctor, a specialist for whatever problem they have, would just LIE? The OP wasted all our time writing something that stupid, so I thought I'd give a reply fitting my mood about it :p:
    Wow, you sure feel strongly about it lol. Well, ok carry on then. :awesome:
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    But how do i know taht they both aren't just scared of getting sued, and therefore covering themselves, how do i know this?

    because that would be unprofessional, and could risk his career more than being honest
 
 
 
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