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I Am Afraid of Driving

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    #%$!!*@ - I got my license last year at the end of summer, drove twice alone (with trepidation), and then went to a different city for school, not having a car. When I returned...
    PenguinPie PenguinPie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2011

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    I Am Afraid Of Driving - When I took drivers ed I was really excited to get my license, I passed the class and had my first in car session. When we started I thought it was going...
    gnicole1045 gnicole1045 18-21, F Nov 13, 2013

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    I Cringe,even Thinking of It - I'm scared of driving,and I'm tired of feeling less than human for not driving.I used to drive a bit,but over time I just stopped.I feel like...
    darkwildflower darkwildflower 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2008

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    There Is No Reason For This, I Just Am. - I have the irrational fear of driving in big cities, especially ones I'm not familiar with. I hate the speeds, I hate the interstates, I...
    thefragile77 thefragile77 36-40 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Do Not Want to Drive - I am 26 and a pretty average person-except I have never gotten my driver's license. I hate to drive! It has really started to affect my life negatively...
    annettechapman annettechapman 26-30 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    Everyone Makes Me Feel Like a Moron... - Because I've done very little driving, and have never had any real deep desire to get my drivers license. (sp?) It's not that I...
    paganpretty1 paganpretty1 21-25, F 8 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    A Painter'S Red - This is a poem I wrote for English class, and I sincerely am very proud of it. It sums up why driving is terrifying to me, and so much more I'd rather you...
    ForgottenAvenue ForgottenAvenue 16-17, F Jun 24, 2013

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    Scared... - I`m 18 years old i got my permit almost two years ago when i was 16. my grandparents keep on and on at me about driving and learning. So i did what I had to do to get...
    Chelleybear Chelleybear 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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    Scary - My family  thinks I just don't want to drive because I'm lazy or something.  It's not laziness, it's fear.  People die in car accidents every day and I...
    fiskepudding fiskepudding 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    .afraid Of Driving - i was in a bad car accident when i was 16. a friend of mine just learned how to drive she was 18. it was winter and we were turning a curve and skid on some...
    karzme karzme 36-40, F 2 Responses May 14, 2012

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    Driving Terrifies Me - When I was 15, my sister got into a very horrible car accident. She overreacted while going a high rate of speed. She hit a bush hard enough to take out the...
    cthuluwhovian cthuluwhovian 22-25, F Jan 8, 2013

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    It's not just driving I'm afraid of. A little over a month ago I got in to a wreck that caused my lung to collapse, my teeth to be knocked out... my nose was broken and I needed a...
    kathernmcrae kathernmcrae 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Frustraiting Fear - I've always been nervous about learning to drive. And I've always had a fear of getting hit by a car. I still wanted to learn to drive though. But when I was...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    It's Not That I Can't Drive,i'm Worried About Everyone Else On The Road... - I never really wanted to learn how to drive so I waited until I was in my late twenties.When I moved to...
    eklectikceliac eklectikceliac 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    It's Ruining My Life... - I am currently almost 25 years old and have had my liscence for almost three years now. I didn't get it at first because we were poor and didn't even have...
    scaredshitlesstodrive scaredshitlesstodrive 22-25 May 2, 2012

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    I Just Feel Overwhelmed - I can't bare the idea of being behind a wheel. I managed to get my driving license 3 years ago, with a lot of pressure from my sister, who took the...
    thyristor thyristor 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2008

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    I can drive actually... But I can't park! Especially parallel parking. Nightmare!
    applemuffin710 applemuffin710 26-30, F Apr 1

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    Brutally Aware Of My Own Mortality - I was fine with the concept of driveing at first, till my drivers ed class. Kept shoveing it in our face how horribly it can go how bad it can...
    tickertock tickertock 18-21, M Oct 4, 2013

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    Everyone Makes Me Feel Like a Moron... - Because I've done very little driving, and have never had any real deep desire to get my drivers license. (sp?) It's not that I...
    paganpretty1 paganpretty1 21-25, F Jan 22, 2008

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    Freak Out - i am so scared of learning to drive, my hubby has given me a few lessons up at davidstow airfield, and i am fine as long as nothing happens, i mean the pot holes freak...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F Apr 28, 2008

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    I Just Can't Do It - Everytime I try to drive I shake! I want to drive because I feel like it would be amazing to get where you want to go without having to get someone to take you...
    cassieleann22 cassieleann22 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Its the Responsibility That Scares Me - knowing the road toll and everything, being behind the wheel of a big heavy chunk of metal. i'm scared of the power and...
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Iam 44 and - I am 44 i cant drive when you tell people that they look at you like you hve a 3d head or something ive got dexlica and i pannic when i see other cars passing me i...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Under Pressure - Society has this popular belief that you absolutely have to have a driver's license. In a small town that might be helpful, but where there is public...
    RustedTampon RustedTampon 18-21, F Sep 20, 2012

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    I Probably Never Will. - I seriously don't think I'm ever going to drive... I just find the whole idea of it so scary and not for me. Like I know I would probably end up in an...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 4 Responses May 11, 2011

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    Never Reached Out For Help Before Today - Wow. I cannot fathom how I got to be 40, have been petrified of driving since I became eligible for a permit and it NEVER occurred to me...
    mothercary mothercary 36-40 3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    And I Think I Have a Right to Be - My sister passed away when she was younger (as was I) from a car accident.  Ever since then I have been afraid of driving.  When I was...
    sexypink18 sexypink18 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2008

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    Starting Somewhere... - Only just began driving some in the past couple months. I'm 25 and engaged to be married so now I feel like it's a sink or swim situation. Still don't have...
    Tmc616 Tmc616 26-30, F Sep 16, 2013

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    Hi - I used to be afraid of driving.  Terrified really.  I wanted no part of it and totally skipped out on the driving thing when I was a teen.  However, I got...
    HumphreyTungsten HumphreyTungsten 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    Totaled Three Cars - I have totaled three cars in three years. I am now being sued by the guy in the last accident because he got a cut on his forehead and had to get a couple...
    suicidalloser183 suicidalloser183 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2012

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    I've Had My Permit Since March - I've had my permit since March & I've only driven a handful of times in parking lots. I'm so scared that I'm going to hurt myself or someone else...
    melaniekathryn melaniekathryn 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2011

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    I'm 22 And Without A License. - I'm going to be 23 in a couple of months. I wasn't so afraid of driving until my first driving class. My instructor is an *******. Are they all...
    LeZombie LeZombie 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    What's There to Be Afraid Of? - I'm nearly 27 years old and I didn't get down to starting my driving lessons until two months ago. If it weren't for my mom I still wouldn't be...
    Altena Altena 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    I am afraid or driving because my mother got into an accident when she was about 8 month pregnant with my brother 18 years ago. My brother died and my mother is paralyzed. I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 11

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    Wasn't Afraid Until After My Driving Test - I actually had no fear of driving until I went to go take my driving test. I was passing with flying colors and hadn't racked up a...
    arenia arenia 18-21 Oct 24, 2010

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    Don't Have A License - I really want to drive because it seems like you so much freedom. You can wherever you want to go, whenever you want to go (if gas is cheap enough, you have...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F Dec 26, 2011

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    I Can't Even Do It... - I'm deathly afraid of it. I'm even starting to get panicy while other people are driving too. I get scared when going across long bridges or overpasses...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes 22-25, F 15 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    I Crossed the Road, But.... - Just the risk is enough for me. At night you could hit anything - or anyone. Even in day you could hit something, that's what scares me. That you...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    My Driving Demon Needs to Be Defeated - I am a 45 year old woman who does not drive. I was an child with epilepsy so driving was naturally a scary prospect. All my doctors...
    miasperanza miasperanza 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    Afraid Of Driving - i was in a very bad car accident when i was 16. my friend was driving she was 18 and just learned to drive. it was winter and were turning a corner and hit some...
    karzme karzme 36-40, F May 11, 2012

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    Still Afraid, Still Can't Help It - It was about seven years ago when an idiot changed lanes in front of us while she was driving on the freeway. There was barely room for him...
    StuckSilent StuckSilent 22-25 Feb 12, 2013

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    I'm 16 and 7 months now and unlike most kids my age, I did not hurry towards a license, for the main reasons of 1)I have a terrible sense of direction and would probably get lost...
    rawanabanana rawanabanana 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Is It Worth It? - My friends, girlfriend, and especially family keep harassing me about when I'm going to try and get my license again. I have a bunch of very reasonable excuses...
    KA3K KA3K 22-25, M 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Over-stimulated? - I can't drive very well. I think it's because there's too much stimualtion around me. I mean, when you think about it, there's so much going on in the outside...
    peachy12 peachy12 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    And I'll be sixteen in a little over a month. Joy of joys. Let's see if my constant nightmares about this become a reality.
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    You Ruined Driving For Me - Last year on December 22nd, I left work on my way to pick up pie for Christmas dinner later that week...this idiot fails to yield, hits me almost head...
    fuzzybottom fuzzybottom 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    I'M 15 - I had a very good day not depressed. I had my first day of drivers Ed. I'm so happy I made a new friend. We talked and laughs and had lots of fun. But Im really scared to...
    madisonhenson13 madisonhenson13 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I was driving on a bridge one day while it was snowing and I spun out and hit the side of the bridge going 45 mph. Both air bags went off and I just remember covering my face and...
    irisggd irisggd 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Terrified - On April 22nd 2010, two days after my license, I got into a car accident. At first, when I had my permit, I'd drive around fine with my Dad. I was comfortable. I faild...
    arstyanna arstyanna 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

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    It Scares Me - being in a big machine that could blow up/catch on fire/kill me and having to deal with other drivers that just might be crazy scares me. also driving at...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2007

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    Almost 18 and Losing Teen Freedom From Fear of Driving. - I started drivers education when I was 15yrs and 9 months old. I really liked driving and I recieved my permit. Now for...
    YelhsaAngel YelhsaAngel 18-21 Jul 10, 2008

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    I'm Terrified Of Driving - When I was 16 I took driver's ed, drove around with the instructor and didn't really like it. We couldn't afford the increase in insurance if I got my...
    yeahjazzy yeahjazzy 18-21 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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