With the UK government introducing legislation to ban all new petrol and deisel car sales by 2030, so basically an end to manual vehicles. You can be forgiven for questioning the point of learning to drive a manual car, and as we get closer to 2030 I am sure many more will be asking the same.
But dont all jump to an automatic car just yet. Although all electric vehicles are automatic, new cars are still beyond the reach of many new drivers and manual cars will be around long after 2030. Having a manual drivers licence will also allow you to drive the biggest range of vehicles including automatic vehicles and who knows, maybe in the future the government may decide that Hydrogen vehicles are a better alternative to electirc vehicles and in that case we will all need our manual licences again.