My family  thinks I just don't want to drive because I'm lazy or something.  It's not laziness, it's fear.  People die in car accidents every day and I don't want to be one of them.  Turning the wheel just a little too much or going just a little too fast can have devastating effects.  I have a hard time focusing on speed, steering, other cars, and where I'm going all at the same time.  I especially hate intersections, where cars surround you in every direction.

What's weird is that I'm perfectly comfortable when someone else is driving.  If they are confident of their driving skills, than so am I.  But I have never been confident of my own driving skills.

fiskepudding fiskepudding
18-21, F
1 Response Nov 30, 2007

You sound a lot like me! I have no problems at all when im in a car going for a ride with someone else driving, but when it comes down to me getting behind the wheel I just cant convince myself that things will be okay. I know Im not a horrible driver, I just can't shake the fear. You're definitely not alone.