Originally Posted by Propaneking
What other options to keep car from being started while in gear without clutch depressed?
Ummm... Your foot, on the clutch.
And your hand, putting the gearshift in neutral.
I don't know how old you are, but when I learned to drive, cars in general didn't have clutch safety switches, and I was taught that you always start with the clutch pedal depressed, both for safety, and, more important, to reduce the load on the starter, especially on cold days, when the trans. oil is thick.
Besides, you can't start a manual transmission car in gear, anyway. All you do is make the car lurch a little and look stupid to bystanders.