I am appalled by the lack of basic knowledge that some people have yet they somehow have a driving licence.
At least he knew how to drive with stick shift! Over here, in the states, not even that. The best security feature in car to prevent theft is having a manual gearbox.
And here is the proof! And it is not just "Florida man"....
Not sure if you are aware of this but in the UK there is a driving test for manual cars and one for automatic. If you do your manual test (most people do) you can drive either but if you do your automatic test then you can only drive an auto.
I had some American guy compliment me on my ability to drive a manual car when I was in Japan. I got to drive a hakosuka, 240z and R32 skyline for the morning while he was limited to driving the r33 skyline because that was the only auto car the car club had. He asked if my dad taught me and I said "yeah, when I was about 12 on a disused airfield". He looked a little embarrassed when I said that.
I didn't drive an automatic car until I was about 24. It was my technical director's mitsubishi PHEV and I almost put him, our foundry technician and myself through the windscreen as I pulled up to a roundabout as I accidentally put my left foot on the brake thinking it was the clutch. They both turned and said "what was that?!" to which I turned around and said "get a proper f***ing gearbox"