I tell you this, after my daughter turned 16 and my step daughter came up on her 16th birthday it occured to me that making your kid drive a stick will serve many purposes.
One of them is keeping them off the damn phone when they are driving since it takes 2 hands.
I lost the battle though, both girls have automatics.
"A government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take from us everything we have." Gerald Ford