I've done my second driving lesson to get my full license, it's very expensive to learn to drive, after about 10 more lessons I can apply for my drivers test and if I pass that I can legally drive unsupervised on the road.
I passed my driving test on my second go when I was 23. Didn't do too well with my first instructor as I felt uncomfortable, but my 2nd one was lovely so was able to handle it alright. With 3 small kids at the time was easier to learn to drive than go on public transport with them all.
Post by lennythegiant on Jun 5, 2015 20:09:29 GMT -5
I didn't start driving on a regular basis until I was in my early 20's and had to take myself to work. I had my license for a few years before that, but I was inexperienced and very nervous. I was afraid of using the freeway for almost the first year that I was working.
Sometimes I wonder how different things would be if I had gotten my license at 16. If I would have been dating in high school. It's ultimately pointless to speculate like that, though.
"Why do we fall, sir? So that we may learn to pick ourselves up."-Alfred, Batman Begins
I still worry about having accidents but I'm no longer the nervous wreck I used to be.
I hit the kerb while reversing on a three point turn, I had practiced the three point turn tons of times and that never happened but in the test it happened a long with a few other failures that were sufficient to fail it. The instructor was really picky about taking ramps in second gear, I took them in third and so do most people I know but she mentioned this also.
Post by Audio the obscure on Oct 28, 2018 16:10:19 GMT -5
I thought I had put a post on this, but I guess I hadn't.
At my age, I still never learned to drive. When I was 12 or 13, my parents and I were visiting one of their mutual friends. Her grandson, Harvey, about a year younger than I, was actually driving a motor vehicle around the yard. My dad, having a few drinks, got me behind the wheel of (Dad's) car and tried to teach me to drive. I made a mistake, being very nervous, and hit the gas instead of the brake, and plowed into this lady's home. Dad got upset and mad at me, and I ran into the house crying. (We didn't get into trouble with the lady after the whole story was related). Since then, I've been afraid to try to learn. I did have the driver's manual when I was 15 or 16, but didn't bother studying it since I didn't think I'd ever be able to get behind the wheel. When my ex and I were together, he did try to teach me. He let me get behind the wheel and just drive straight on the highway (no turns or any other stuff), then when we got not too far away from an intersection or something, then we changed places. He tried to teach me more than that, but I was just too nervous and kept making mistakes, so after that I never tried again. I still would like to drive, very much so, but my fear is just too great, unfortunately:(.
There once was a girl who was very friendly, saying Hi to everyone she met. But as the years went by she either was rejected or made a lot of enemies. Consequently she became more and more reclusive to protect both herself and those she would no longer come into contact with: protecting herself from rejection and the others from her.