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I Don't Have a Driver's License

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    I've taken my driving test twice

    but I get too nervous because there's a stranger testing my driving and I end up screwing up. And now my permit is expired I have to take the permit test again
    Nadiiaa Nadiiaa 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2015

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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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    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 3 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    I just tried driving a car

    and crashed. lol
    kindaspoilt kindaspoilt 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 17

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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 1 Response Mar 25, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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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, 2014

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    Is it pathetic to not have a license at the age

    of 20?? I have my learner's permit thou. But everyone in my family and all my friends think it's sad to not have a license at the age of 20 and it makes me feel horrible. :(
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    I Don't Have A Driver's License

    I am 23 almost 24 and don't have a license. If you want to lay it on me or make me feel guilty don't bother commenting. There's nothing you can say that hasn't been said by me or anyone else. I don't know why but I just don't. Somedays I wonder why not, but others I wonder why...
    connieblu connieblu 22-25 3 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    Before I get my driving license.

    I want someone to teach me how to drive. Then I go to take the test and pass with no problem.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    I thought about it. I failed the learners test

    5 times and thought forget it. It would be too expensive for insurance.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 18, 2014

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    I will be 26 this month.

    I have my permit but no license. Right now I am in no hurry to get it. I know that having a driving license will be good to have. I haven't driven in a while and I get really nervous to drive. I will get one maybe some day.
    Rippie Rippie 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2015

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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 2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    Going for my license today.

    Really hoping i pass..taking tests gets my nerves up..
    juststrange juststrange 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8, 2014

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    The main question is

    why you want a license? If you have a own car then it's fine. The reason you are very much able to get license. Conclusion: LICENSE IS CHEAPER THEN CAR
    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M Nov 29, 2014

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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 Dec 31, 2012

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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 31-35 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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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    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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    It is Thanksgiving and

    for the holiday my mother, her husband and myself all drove to my sister's. A four hour drive from where we live. Climbing into the back of the car, fear and anxiety immediately washes over me. Am I claustrophobic? Yes, but vehicles don't bother me, so that wasn't the issue. Am...
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    I have my own car but never had driving license

    :) but better to have one soon
    SitiAmeliaPuteri91 SitiAmeliaPuteri91 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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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 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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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 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 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I wanna drive but I can't

    until 1/1/17 really wanna my bro drives but I wanna
    SHAYNEINDIAPERS SHAYNEINDIAPERS 13-15, M 1 Response May 17, 2014

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    The first time I ever drove I got into a major

    car accident that totaled the car, broke several of my mothers bones, and influenced our entire family's financial situation quite negatively. I've tried everything to get over it and get behind the wheel again, but no amount of therapy, or practice seems to help-I don't think I...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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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 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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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 26-30, M Apr 5, 2014

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    I've recently moved to a country with minimal

    public transport. This being very different to where I lived in for the last few years. This being a big issue. In the Netherlands as a student you get an ID pass to get around via train, tram, and bus ALL over the country and for free at that. Why would a license ever be...
    BounceAround BounceAround 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Coco98 Coco98 18-21, F Feb 21, 2014

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    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M Jan 10, 2015

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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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    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, 2014

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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.
    sailorpoon sailorpoon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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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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    perfectionistoofaraway perfectionistoofaraway 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 28, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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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    22 and No License

    i dont have mine but i am looking forward to learning to drive this year.
    SomebodyHelpMe SomebodyHelpMe 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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