I Don't Have a Driver's License

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

    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
    27 Responses Aug 24, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    22 and No License

    i dont have mine but i am looking forward to learning to drive this year.
    SomebodyHelpMe SomebodyHelpMe
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 30, 2008

    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

    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
    ASadCatNamedNadia ASadCatNamedNadia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, T
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2015
    peapot69 peapot69
    22-25, F
    Feb 12

    Idk how to get enough courage to try

    and get my license. I've been practicing so much and I'm still nervous driving. I just need my license already.
    allieyoh allieyoh
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    My drivers license is invalid

    because of outstanding state of Texas surcharges. I still drive, have insurance and have 2 Driving While License Invalid convictions. If I get pulled over I go straight to jail.
    theMaverick713 theMaverick713
    46-50, M
    Feb 11, 2015

    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

    I don't have a license,

    and I likely never will. It took me a long time to figure out I'm not as inferior as people make me feel for not having one (It's just a piece of f****** plastic people). There is also kind of a medical reason I don't drive, I know my body's limits, and I'm not going to force...
    yc1412 yc1412
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 9

    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
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    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

    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
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948
    13-15, M
    Jan 10, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    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

    I have my own car but never had driving license

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

    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

    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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