I Can't Drive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 466 People

    I Feel Completely Hopeless

    I'm 18 and have never driven in my entire life. I have never made a car move or have any idea how cars even work. I feel incredibly stupid, and like a perpetual child for this. I have tried and tried to get my permit for 3 years and it fails. Driver's education failed (was in...
    rocket2themoon rocket2themoon
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    I'm basically 27 yrs old

    and can't drive!! My mom never learned and I was lucky to have an aunt who drove me around to school and everywhere. However I never learned to drive my aunt tried showing me a few times but not enough to where I picked up too much. So after a few yrs after high school I got...
    Frustrateddreamer Frustrateddreamer
    26-30, F
    Jan 16, 2014

    I Don't Drive Anymore

    I used to drive when I was 20 years old. I loved going places. Nowdays I can't drive anymore. It scares me, and seeing how other people drive these days scares me even more. I just don't trust the safety of others if they text and drive. Which I see often. The last time I drove...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    Jul 28, 2013

    Almost 27...

    I'm 27 this month, still can't drive. I did get a license at one point but it was short lived and I only took the car around the neighborhood. I was stressed just driving a straight line, and I actually wrecked the car a little turning a corner too fast. Around here driving...
    Kerintra Kerintra
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

    Wish I Could, But I'm Too Scared.

    I think I got my first permit when I was seventeen. I renewed that first permit about five times before I let it lapse. In that time, I think I went out less than twenty times. I'm on my second permit and I'm about to renew it for the first time; I've only been out twice. It...
    Imwaiting Imwaiting
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2010

    Shiny Things Distract Me

    This is the excuse I have used for years. I don't drive because I would be the stereotypical woman driver..another favorite. I admit to being afraid of driving, but since when has being afraid of something been a reason not to do it? I am a reasonably capable person, perhaps...
    AvaRose AvaRose
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 24, 2011

    I Can't Do It. I Just Can't

    I am 18 and I have a learning disorder (epilepsy disorder) which causes me to learn slower than other people. When I was 16 or 17, my parents told me that I have to take my written test for driving. I thought that I wasn't going to pass but I did by studying hard. I got my permit...
    AlwaysSmilePlease12 AlwaysSmilePlease12
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    I am capable of driving.

    Legally I am can not. When I was 16 I was diagnosed with arthritis. It affects both my knees and one ankle. This was the same time I got my learners license. In Australia, you need to complete 120 hours of supervised driving to achieve a provisional license which allows you to...
    Thraykon Thraykon
    22-25, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    Can't Drive and Don't Plan to

    I never really learned how to drive. I've driven once for about five minutes with my dad. I don't have a license or even a permit. I don't see much of a need to drive being that it's extremely expensive (for gas, insurance, registration, maintenence, etc.), I live close enough to...
    missynegative missynegative
    18-21, F
    Mar 21, 2008

    I'll be 30 this October 2015,

    I can't believe I'll be that old. and I still don't drive..or can't drive. Its not that I haven't tried. As a teen I took driver's ed in highschool and failed that and was told don't worry try again and you will get it. I tried again and again and again! I lost track of the...
    DrawingDragons DrawingDragons
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    24 And Cant Drive

    not knowing how to drive is so depressing for me not only for me but for my kids also they suffer to because i dont know how to drive we always have to do things based on if other people want to or if there up to it if not then were stuck at home bored if i wanna go out well its...
    stathony stathony
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2010

    I Hate Myself For Being Unable To Drive

    I'm 33 years old, and I can't learn to drive...When I was 16 and trying to learn it was horrible, and I really couldn't do it no matter how much I practiced...finally it was figured out that I had a learnng disability that had always affected my coordination, attention span...
    lightswillguideuhome lightswillguideuhome
    67 Responses Dec 20, 2010

    21 With No License

    All my life I have heard people say at the age of 16 is when you should start learning how to drive. I'm not one of those who did. I was psyched when I turned 16 I would start right away but one day all of that changed. Don't know what happened. There had to been something wrong...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 1, 2013

    I am blind in my left eye

    and have no depth perception. My mom has banned me from taking driving lessons, even though my optometrist said it wasn't a problem.
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2014

    I always wanted to drive.

    It seem fun driving. Hitting the way you don't have to worry about slowing down unless the person in front of driving slow. You get to drive with music playing. Don't worry about catching the bus or train. I wish I can drive
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    Aug 1, 2014

    Wish I Could

    I can't drive and at the moment cant afford driving lessons! But this time next year i will be driving, i will, i will, i will!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 4, 2008

    I'm 23 about to be 24 in December

    and I can't drive I graduate college fall 2015 and it's embarrassing to know that I'm gonna graduate college before I learn how to drive I never tell people I can't drive I just tell them I can't afford to have a car... this shame eats at me to point that it makes me feel...
    amberj23 amberj23
    22-25, F
    Jun 9, 2015

    I'm 32 and I'm scared to drive.

    My intense fear and anxiety about it will make it impossible.
    TainoPrincess84 TainoPrincess84
    31-35, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    My Story

    I was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Astigmatism, making me legally blind. Since this condition is of the brain, there is no surgery that has been developed to cure it, and if one did evolve, it would be extremely risky to go through with. In school, it was always difficult...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2013

    I used to be able to drive really well

    and could go anywhere. Sometimes I would have some strange experiences where I suddenly felt as if I was going to lose control and that I was about to cause the car to roll over. However, after a while things would revert to normal. Then, one day in my late forties, that...
    Madelienebaker Madelienebaker
    51-55, F
    Jan 23, 2015

    First Time On The Motorway Today

    I am 33, and until a few months ago, I couldn't drive at all. I refused to for a series of reasons. Cost to the environment. Cost to my own wallet. No need to as I used to live in a town with good public transport. Too scared to - I'm a very anxious person.Because I have moved...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2012

    I wish I could drive .

    .. I could just go anywhere .. Anytime I want . It would just be cool to be able to do that..
    irrelevantex irrelevantex
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2014

    I see everyone around my age getting their

    permits/license, and I'm here like "IM TOO LAZY TO GET IT". Either way, I'd probably get into an accident if I do drive.
    caactas caactas
    18-21, T
    Jan 6, 2015

    It'S Time To Admit It...

    I suck at driving, not so much on the actual road but for some reason when I get in a parking lot it all goes to hell. Today for instance, I drove around on the street for approximately 10min (not a long time, i know lol but it went great) until 5min later I pulled into an empty...
    SagaciouslyBlunt SagaciouslyBlunt
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013

    ..Should I Even Bother At This Point?

    In my therapy session last week, the therapist asked me to list some goals. One I mentioned was driving. I learned how to drive in '93 through an employer, at the time. Got my license (which I maintain)..but could never afford a car. In the interim, I heard enough news...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2013

    I Was A Bit Confused

    I am, now, 22 years old girl and my parents start thinking that it's time for me to learn how to drive a car. My mum asked me to search for a driving course which was one month ago. I haven't gone searh for it because I was quite busy that time (if searching for a decent job...
    NevaWhite NevaWhite
    26-30, F
    Sep 25, 2013

    24 and still don't have a car

    or a license. Never been to driving school and now I'm just feeling so badly about myself. Not many people know that I don't actually have a license. I know I can drive but I'm just so humiliated by the fact that I never formally learned like everyone else and that I'm now...
    kammie4 kammie4
    26-30, F
    Dec 27, 2013

    I'm actually learning to drive right now.

    I was originally planning on getting my license within the next few weeks but I definitely am not confident enough to follow through with that plan. I almost got into an accident during a lesson with my dad today because I couldn't make a difficult turn..right now I'm too scared...
    iiArial iiArial
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2014

    Life Without Driving

    I feel like such a failure. I have no depth perception and I have such a high fear of being in an accident that I would probably end up causing one trying to avoid it. But this interferes with the jobs I can consider, where I must live, how close I need to live to town and...
    hornygirl89 hornygirl89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2013

    I'm 23, and I have super bad anxiety

    that prevents me from driving. I get panic attacks just being in the passenger seat when something starts to go wrong. It's kind of pathetic, so hopefully I can get over it soon.
    RenaMariee RenaMariee
    26-30, F
    Dec 17, 2013

    My siblings and I are

    either late drivers or never learned how to. I have 7 siblings and only 2 know how to drive, have a license and a car. The rest of us don't. My parents have never made driving a big deal when I was younger while in high school. My parents did not start complaining about me not...
    anonymouslyshe anonymouslyshe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2014

    Haven't Driven A Car For 16 Years...

    Haven't driven a car for 16 years. However, because I have a full unblemished driving licence (made of paper), I could quite legally get behind the wheel and drive away now, which is scary!! I think if I did that I would be all at sea and certainly be a danger to myself and...
    star2638 star2638
    46-50, M
    Jan 8, 2012

    I'm a 38 Male. Can't drive whatsoever.

    Have been trying to learn on and off for more than 20 years. My most extreme attempt was offering to buy a friend a new car so he could give me some lessons on it! It really really sucks. Every single time I see a car go by it gets me down. I just keep thinking how I am...
    rattrapante rattrapante
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    I Just Can't Seem to Get the Hang of It

    I can't drive at all!! I mean, I can put my foot on the gas but other than that I am not going anywhere- Literally! I have had some lessons and when I'm in class I understand the theory but I just can't seem to get the confidence behind the wheel. I forget everything I was taught...
    TriciaLicious TriciaLicious
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    Since I'm homeschooled I have to wait till I'm

    18 to get my drivers license. I used to be mad but honestly I don't care, less money I have to use, I COULD go to a highschool for drivers ed but I despise of people my age, so no...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    Okay, i can drive and am legally able to i just

    dont like to. Driving stresses me out, id much rather be a passenger. I always say there are 2 types of people in the world, those meant to drive and those meant to be driven lol I, of course, am the second.
    SagaciouslyBlunt SagaciouslyBlunt
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    Parallel Parking (I Don't Even Know If I Spelled It Right, That's How Bad I Don't Know How To Do It)

    Well, I'm 21 right now and surprisingly, I do have a car, but it is my 16 yr. old sister who is driving it. I feel so ashamed, so worthless right now because I feel comfortable enough behind the wheel going short distances but I just can't seem to parallel park. I went with my...
    Goody12 Goody12
    4 Responses Apr 5, 2011

    I Don't Like Cars Much.

    What I have most faith in are my own two feet, I guess. Or perhaps a bicycle. I actually used to go to work afoot for a year or two. Unfortunately, I got very tired eventually and had to start depending on public transport but still, I have no desire to ever learn how to drive...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 19, 2013

    Do Not Get In The Car If Im Driving..

    cause i dont know how to drive lol...yeaaahhhhhh : / i know i know..im effing 19!! i should be driving, but eff that i say! i know HOW to drive, i just DONT......EVER lol i can count the number of times ive driven a car on one hand!! its ridiculous id much preffer to ride...
    foamborn foamborn
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2010

    20 Years Old, Can't Drive

    I'm 20, female, I live in the middle of nowhere with my family, can hardly drive anywhere unless it's the simplest country roads, don't have a license, don't understand driving and don't remember or know how to get anywhere. I feel like committing suicide for sure.
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2012

    Ever since I was like 10 years old I remember

    watching my older sister and parents drive and always thinking to myself "I'll never be able to do that, I'll never be able to drive." A lot of people always told me that, that was some mental block I created about myself caused by low self esteem, etc. But I knew it wasn't.. I...
    emilayla emilayla
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    29 And Still Not Driving

    I just really do not understand how it is so easy for other people. I feel like there must be something wrong with my brain. I mean there are little kids out there that can drive and I can not. I feel like the stupidest person in the world but I get in a car and I can not seem to...
    jhmvlmhlmtsm jhmvlmhlmtsm
    7 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    I am 20 years old and I just recently got my

    driver's license. I am comfortable as long as there is someone in the car with me that can help and reassure me that I am doing the right thing... My perception of the road isn't like everyone else's. I need a lot more practice... It is so scary when people pass me, but I prefer...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer
    22-25, F
    Jul 24, 2014

    I Can't Drive

    I have a driver's license, but I'm not a good driver. I wish I trusted myself behind the wheel. I'm too cautious when I drive, and I get nervous if I'm on the freeway, or if some jerk starts tailing me, or when I get lost... I'm always afraid of getting into an accident, or...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2007

    I Never Learned

    I never learned to drive. I have driven illegally twice, the first time because I was with people who thought I had my licence. If it had been an automatic I probably could have managed, but as it was I ended up in a ditch. Fortunately for me it turned out that particular vehicle...
    fatcow fatcow
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2008

    I Don't Drive, But Can A Little!

    When I was in high school, I took drivers Ed,my mom wouldn't pay the fees for my to take the drivers test, she felt like I was too little to drive, it's like she was too scared for me... So I never got my licenses ,then when I would ask her to practice she would refuse, or make...
    Cataleya37 Cataleya37
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 5, 2012

    Since my first post, I have driven up

    and down the road in front of my house twice, alone, each time driving a little further away. My husband says that when his back is better, we will drive everyday until I pass my test. He wants me to practice but doesn't want me to go out too far by myself. So, I'm still working...
    darkcide39 darkcide39
    41-45, F
    May 4, 2014

    It's not that I'm bad at driving,

    my driving instructor won't pass me. It makes me so mad because I'm actually pretty decent at driving and I know the rules of the road. I passed the written test but now that I've driven with my instructor 4 times he said that I'm going to fail out of the class and at the end of...
    SwEgMoFo SwEgMoFo
    18-21, F
    Jan 10, 2016
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