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I Don't Have a Driver's License

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    I wanna drive but I can't

    until 1/1/17 really wanna my bro drives but I wanna
    abenashayne01 abenashayne01 13-15, M 1 Response May 17

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    No License

    I don't have a driver's license. I have never even had a learner's permit or been in a driver's seat of a car. I don't know how to drive and have never learned how. I am scared of all the other stupid driver's out there on the road that are reckless and dangerous when driving...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2008

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    20 Without Driver's License

    I got my learners permit the day I was legally allowed to and I was really excited about driving, but both my parents have full time jobs and would "never have time" to take me out. I have taken the drivers test 3 times but I have never passed due to lack of experience and...
    Jlkelley92 Jlkelley92 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    Never was interested in getting my license.

    When I was going into high school, the standards were changed, saying that students aren't forced to take driver's class which meant for me, taking more academic courses. Then, I moved to Davis, CA where almost everyone rides the bus or bikes. I am frustrated beyond daily cries...
    deadlyrose88 deadlyrose88 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    No Desire

    I don't really have the desire to get my license either. I'll probably get it soon-ish. Maybe. Just in case of emergencies. Otherwise I prefer to take the bus or bike or walk. I'm not really sure why I don't want to drive, but since there is no need for me to drive I wont. Simple...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 9, 2011

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    I’Ve Just Failed The 4th Time

    Hi everyone, I’ve just failed the 4th time the driving test even though I passed the theory exam from the first time. My problem is that I don’t know how to handle my anxiety while the test – the minute the examiner sits into the car next to me – I forget everything and...
    Kabaevaa Kabaevaa 31-35 2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    It's Expensive to Drive, Plus I Don't Feel I Need a License

    I haven't learned to drive mostly cuz i've been too poor to afford all the stuff that comes with owning a car. It is so expensive these days and i already have enough bills. Also, i think i've been getting around by taking the bus places and going places with my Mom and friends...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2008

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    It's Embarassing

    I've had my permit for about a year now. I got it at 19 after I finally passed my permit test on the 6 or 7th try. There's a story behind this that no one really understands, though. I don't mean to put the blame on my parents but I guess I kind of have to. When I turned 16 my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    Ugh failed my g2 for the second time.

    Im a good driver i just make stupid mistakes. So embaressing that everyone i know got it tge first time and i now have to take it 3 times.
    juststrange juststrange 16-17, F 1 Response May 8

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    Panic

    I knew right from the beginning that it wouldn't do me any good. But I had to try it. Everyone wanted me to no matter what I said. So I passed the theoretical test with zero mistakes. Everyone was like: SEE! and then the driving came. I was having two or three lessons and panic...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    I'm 21(will be 22 in April)with no driver's

    license. Ever since I was a teenager, I have shown in interest in driving so that I could become more independent, but at the same time I was too scared to drive. As the years went by, I never got the courage to even get my permit. My dad kept complaining that I need to get my...
    jrapril92 jrapril92 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm almost 29. I've never really had a desire

    to drive. If it becomes a necessity I guess I'll go get a license, but for now I seem to be managing without one.
    RuxpinCA RuxpinCA 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I have my own car but never had driving license

    :) but better to have one soon
    NaughtyAngel91 NaughtyAngel91 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I Have Walked So Many Miles

    I have lived on this earth almost 29 years and I have never driven. I took lessons for a while but ended up chickeing out. I am glad to find others like me, I thought I was perhaps the only one my age who has never driven a car. I take public transportation a lot, this is okay...
    starzzy31 starzzy31 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2012

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    Finally Got It

    I didnt hold a d.l. For most of my life,i took the bus,to get around got rides & just plain walked i took the test about three time"s in nevada before i finally passed & as it was a big achievement in my life,i hate driving & still take the bus occasionally,simply because...vegas...
    jenny5144 jenny5144 26-30, F Sep 21, 2013

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    22 and No License

    i dont have mine but i am looking forward to learning to drive this year.
    SomebodyHelpMe SomebodyHelpMe 21-25, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    There was a driving school near me.

    And one day I just plucked up the courage to go in and ask about lessons. I was 17 and thought it would be great to finally have a choice in what time to get to wherever. As opposed to needing to catch the bus an hour early. I used to walk past this shop front everyday with all...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response May 8

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    Illeagal Driving

    I've been an unlicensed driver my whole life. I have some issues regarding my legal name. I stopped using my dad's last name at age 13 when my parents divorced. SO the name I've been using for the last 20 years isn't my legal name, but all my school records, SS #, everything but...
    SleeperHelper SleeperHelper 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    A Right Or Privallage

    U turn 16 and think freedom, my car with a mix cd in! Why do most teens think it is a right? i do not drive I may never drive i like to have time in the car with families & friends. I donot believe most teen are mentally mature enough to drive Or able to respect rules this is...
    annie2011 annie2011 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    I'm 28 and Embarassed About Not Having a Dl Yet!

    I writing this because i came to this site hoping to make myself feel better. i'm pretty stressed out right now and thought maybe a little writing therapy might help me out. i also hope that someone else will read my story and it will help them feel better too. i am 28 years old...
    newdriver newdriver 26-30 19 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    After reading all the posts I was extremely

    relieved that I wasn't alone. It did however make me face the mirror of fear staring back at me to motivate me to stay on this path even if I have been facing a lot of discouragement from trusted friends and family that one day say they would help me learn to drive and then the...
    earleone93 earleone93 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I am 20 years old and I don't have my license

    or permit. Usually when people turn 16 they are so set on driving and get their permit and license right away. I am not in any kind of rush to drive. I have people who can drive me places and i do feel bad when people have to drive me everywhere but honestly I'm scared to drive...
    Samhopexo Samhopexo 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    i got my learners and i am 32 years old,

    i am lefty , from the caribbean ,well my boyfriend show me 3 lessons before i got my learners friday gone (19/09/2014) i did my first lession with an instructor and boy , i made the man talk alot when i did the 3 point something turn and the L turn(reverse) and while on the...
    blusoldierwoman blusoldierwoman 26-30, F Sep 22

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    Didn't Have One, Don't Want One

    Never wanted one.  When I was a kid, I looked up at the teen-agers and said "Cooooool! I can't wait till I can drive!"  Me and my little friends would brag about the kind of car we were going to get when we got older; sleek cars, corvettes and...
    Cade Cade 18-21 Feb 5, 2009

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    My Grandfather

    (This is my dad's story) My grandfather, inexplicably, never renewed his driver's license. It expired on his birthday in 1975. He apparently never gave it a thought, that the license would need to be renewed. Or, he figured he had renewed it enough times. He was stopped in...
    Mary1283 Mary1283 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Embarrassing… I Know!!!

    Living in the city , there really wasn't a need for a driver's license. I state ID? of course!! but luckily I live near many subway stations and subway buses to get me around the city. I'm 25 now and that is becoming less and less of an excuse to not have my drivers license...
    TheRenegade TheRenegade 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    I Also Don't Have, Nor Can I Get, A Driver's License...

    I first tried at 21 (I always felt 16 was too young to drive anyway) to get a license.  I got the learners permit and went through driving school.  After my lessons, the instructor told me not to bother taking the road test because I had severe motor skill problems...
    kespethdude kespethdude 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2010

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    I'm 20 and still don't have my driver's license.

    People usually get their permit when they're 15, I got mine at 17. I want my license before I turn 21 at least, though.
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Show Me Your License

    A police officer pulled a young woman over for speeding and politely asked to see her license. "Why don't you cops get your act together," she said in a huff. "Yesterday you take my license away, and now today you expect me to show it to you!"
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Apr 22, 2013

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    Failed For the 4th Time. FML!

    I dont know WHAT I was thinking. My failing is purely my fault. I get so nervous when I'm with the driving examiners. I feel like they're invisibly thinking, 'I hate you. Just fail, so I can go home.' I know thinking that is ridiculous, but shoot, after failing three other times...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Not Yet, Anyway

    I'm just too lazy =P I haven't even sent off my papers yet. Or started setting up my driving lessons. That ought to give me a push =P Hopefully I'll get one soon.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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    I'm 23. When I turned 16,

    I talked a big game about not needing my license. My mom (very overprotective and anxiety-driven when it comes to her kids) basically convinced me that if I got my license, their insurance would go up half a million dollars a month. Plus, what would I drive? I didn't have a car...
    flameoffire flameoffire 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    An Almost Discrimination

        I can't believe there is a group like this! Somehow, I never got a driver's license. There's nothing wrong with me (I think that's exactly what pops into American heads when they learn you don't drive. I just never got a driver's license - that's it. But I 've always hated...
    GingerishMagic GingerishMagic 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2012

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    So this was my last day of driving with my

    instructor. I've improved quite a lot. For the past three days, students were taking me home with the instructor. I would expect to have never met the students, but the three students that have taken me are people i know. The first one was in my driver's ed class. The second was...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Jul 3

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    perfectionistoofaraway perfectionistoofaraway 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I Will Face My Fear (update)

    I'm 20 years old and still don't have my driver's license. I even took driving lessons in school and it didn't help one bit. Actually just recently mom has been trying to teach me again and it has helped a lot. I am still nervous every now and then but I use to grip the wheel so...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F Oct 9, 2011

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    I which I could pas the written.

    My ADHD get in the way and I keep failing the written no matter how much i study ct does not do the written in oral so I'll never my license and be force rely on other to drive me and that a joke becuz something always comes up and it's more important that the promise to give...
    BrattyAngel BrattyAngel 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Failed It Once And Not Bothered

    Public transportation in where I live is pretty accessible so there isn't a need for it here. I took my driving test at 20 and flunked it (thanks to hitting the curb when parking)...and didn't want to waste money taking it again.
    eastend2012 eastend2012 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    I Had A Scare.

    I had successfully earned my learner's permit. But I haven't clocked up enough hours of practice due to a near miss at a roundabout, which rattled me. Merging is nerve-wracking! How do people manage to talk or listen to music at the same time? I haven't been behind the wheel...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    No License At The Age Of 22

    When I was 16 (the age to get a permit in my state), my parents didn't feel I was ready to drive.  At the time I hated them, but as I get older and start to practice driving more I understand why.  To me, 16 seems way too young to handle the responsibility of operating a one...
    LimeGreenGirl LimeGreenGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Dont Want One!

    I don't have a driver's license. It expired several years ago. I don't even want one! I don't want to drive. The people out there are crazy! Especially those who text and drive. I just don't trust people's judgement on the road anymore. I rather have someone drive me or I take...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    I Want To Learn But I Need Help!

    I’m 22 and still have never gotten my driver’s license. As a teenager my parents never cared if I learned how to drive, never taught me, and refused to let me practice with their cars. At 18 my grandfather paid for a driver’s Ed course for me. I took the written part and...
    Lukka Lukka 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    I really have no interest in cars

    or driving them, but unfortunately my job will soon require me to do it. Much rather just get a motorcycle.
    Northerner242 Northerner242 22-25, M Apr 5

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    For several reasons actually.

    For starters, I live in the city so barely any free parking, also i lack the funds for a car and i also tend to zone out on long drives. Not that safe in any situation.
    OmegaJunk OmegaJunk 22-25, F Feb 22

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    I like to think I'm being green,

    but really I'm just too terrified about the possibility of killing someone, especially a child.
    thesylvan thesylvan 41-45, M Jan 25

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    I'm 21 and don't have a license.

    I've gotten my permit a few times but when I would get it re-newed, never really drove around that much and never really gained that confidence. I would like too but anxiety always gets in the way and I find other ways of transportation.
    thisoneweirdo thisoneweirdo 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    I Used To But Hell Happened!!

    I really enjoyed learning to drive... I wish I had done it earlier but I was so afraid after the car accident... I went for my learners when I was 25... and I got it after the first test... then I started lessons and it was a bit scary at first, but I really surprised myself at...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 21, 2011

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    Why So Serious?

    When did not having a driver's license become shameful? I'm proud of the fact that I don't, it makes me choose commuting, carpooling, bicycling, all healthy and cheap choices. It's an aged norm in society that you have to depend on the car for your "personal freedom". It's not if...
    Themsen Themsen 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    I am not giving up, but I don't know what more I can do.

    At 14, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. Even to this day, I have never been able to figure out why I have them, and they can strike at any minute without warning. Many epileptics will experience an "aura"- a sensation that will alert them that a seizure is coming on- but I do not...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 5

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    Going for my license today.

    Really hoping i pass..taking tests gets my nerves up..
    juststrange juststrange 16-17, F 1 Response May 8

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    I passed the permit test with no trouble at all.

    It wasn't until I was ready to take the road test I started to have problems. I've tried to get it five times as of today, but for one reason or another I either fail for a little mistake or they don't even let me take the test. None of that would be so bad if I didn't have to...
    xxrayxx33 xxrayxx33 18-21, M Mar 25

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