hear hear...I think the topic had to do with whether or not damage is done to the transmission by resting ones hand on the gear shift knob while driving, not wether its a safety issue or not. The question is damage or not. We can beat the safety issue to death with all kinds of bad driving habits but I would hope that would go to a separate thread and not this one. Transmission damage or not, that is the question and if so, then how???