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I Can't Drive

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    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

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    True

    I haven`t learn how to drive yet.   I don`t have a license.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    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 41-45, T Jul 28, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    I Can't Drive Now

    I can't drive now because I've been having medical problems. I've been trying to get used to not driving for a year now but it's so hard and I feel frustrated and depressed.
    kesst kesst 41-45 2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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    Here I am, 50 years old,

    living in the middle of nowhere and I can't drive. It's not like I never tried to get my licence because I have. I had a permit once, for a year and tried for my licence too but I failed (darn stop sign!). I took a drivers ed course in high school. I think I scared the teacher...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 46-50 Feb 15

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    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 22-25, F Dec 17, 2013

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    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

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    23 Year Old Who Can'T Drive

    I went to college in this country, away from my parents. Every summer and winter, I would head home and everything was blissful. Then bam, all of a sudden I was a senior, expected to get a job. The first challenge was getting a job. I got one in LA. Next challenge- learn to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    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 22-25 4 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Very Depressed.Cant Drive!!!

    I am 31.Still on my learner's permit..I don't know wether I am gonna get a licence ever!!!its driving me crazy..The more I obsess abt it the more I suck at it..Its ruining my relationship my family life..I am under severe depression but everyone thinks I am just self pitying...I...
    ani29 ani29 31-35, F 4 Responses May 20, 2013

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    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

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    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 26-30 7 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    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

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    I Just Can't Drive...:(

    I feel ridiculous not being able to drive at my age...I'm 29....people just think that i don't want to and I want someone to drive me around but it's actually been a life long struggle for me.  I am very aware that it's quite ridiculous that i let not driving stress me out, when...
    amy1227 amy1227 26-30 4 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    ..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 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    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...
    enialee enialee 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I Cnt Drive ;(

    Driving is taking a toll on my life i have a son that i wnt to wrk for.I cant get a job because i cant drive.Sometimes i think why am i livin when i cant live life jus stay home and let my life past by.I want to help my husband with bills but i cant.My husbands always tired frm...
    Gmedina Gmedina 18-21, F Aug 1, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    mid twenties; still can't drive....

    Grew up in the UK, used to ride a vespa... but never learned how to drive a car or get a license. I moved to the USA about ...god has it really been seven years? I kept promising myself things would change but I never had the opportunity or the money or connections...no family to...
    spankmestacey spankmestacey 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    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 22-25, F Sep 25, 2013

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    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

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    Lost My License For Life

    EPILEPSY i used ride motorbikes on and off road. could never get the hang of cars, to inclosed and less vision and control, my coordination in a car was pure chaos. but i have no problem in a tractor. doctors band me for life when my fits got out of hand, what shocks me is now...
    hardcor364 hardcor364 46-50, M Jul 16, 2012

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    Its Safer Road's Without Me

    I can't drive because i suffer what is known as Migraine aura. It sounds weird But instead of a headache my migraines temporarily blur my vision, and i also see all sorts of weird colors under a layer of haze. Honestly, I really don't mind. I really don't think i would make a...
    RainMan RainMan 21-25, M Feb 4, 2008

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    Licensed Later

    Hi everybody. My name is Jacob and I am 15 years of age. This age is very hard for me due to my prolonging anxiety to drive. I really want to get my license by the end of the school year but I cant due to the fact that I'm taking second semester drivers Ed. In order to take first...
    Jake5454 Jake5454 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    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

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    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 31-35 47 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    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 26-30 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    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

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    I Have A Drivers License But Never Took A Test.

    A few years ago i went to the dl office to get my drivers permit and while i was there they had a black out and all the computers shut down. Two weeks later i received a id in the mail and a few days later i received a drivers license. So really i can drive if i wantet to. I can...
    mystical1919 mystical1919 31-35 Dec 15, 2012

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    Im An Idiot

    Ive driven a few times, and every single time I have came close to an accident. Mostly because i take my turns too wide or too small or fast. My mom my sister and everyone just calls me an idiot and puts me down i feel like im never going to be able to do anything because i won't...
    Heyoosup Heyoosup 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    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 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    No

    I haven't learn how to drive yet.  Maybe I will learn next summer.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2010

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    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 3 Responses Jul 5, 2010

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    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 13-15, F a week ago

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    Being Blind

    What really bites about being blind besides not seeing is you can't drive! I have friends take me places and my parents also.
    ChattyTara ChattyTara 18-21, F Apr 10, 2013

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    Why Can'T I Get It?

    I am a 20 yr old honors college student. I'm intelligent, determined, and organized. So why is that I can not do something that others do as a second nature. I took the Drivers Ed course and the whole nine... but I'm still not grasping the concept. At first, I had an issue with...
    H0p3ful92 H0p3ful92 18-21 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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    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...
    silverwolf25 silverwolf25 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    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.
    DPJJJ DPJJJ 18-21, F 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    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

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    God I try. I try all the time. And I focus on my goals too. And I try to focus on other people. Some are charming I suppose. And nice. They're not you though. All I think about it...
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