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    Default I can't drive :(

    Okay this is absolutely pathetic and something I'm quite ashamed about.
    My parents never tAught me to drive when i was younger. My mum just refused full stop (and still to this day!!!) an my father was working long hours and never got the chance.
    Now years later, even though I live 2000km away from family, fully independent and in my 20s with a 3yo, I don't know how to drive still. I have a baby on the way due may 29th.
    My partner is constantly asking me if I want to do the driving, but I'm scared and embarrassed to. Anyway he works during the day and I am scared to drive when he gets home when peak hour is on.
    Is there any driving schools in Brisbane (north side) or anyone who is able to help me out - I don't want to spend a fortune.
    I need to learn so I can get my Ps. It's already hard enough being my age with a kid unable to drive, and I most dwfinately don't want to be catching public transport with a toddler and a newborn.

    I'm ready to face my fears and do this I just don't know where to start
    Any brissy people able to point me in the right direction?

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    Default I can't drive :(

    Couldn't read without giving you a hug xxxx I didn't drive until I was 27. Just after my son was born. Like you my parents never taught me and I didnt have an older boyfriend like my sister did!!

    You will get there...you need to be ready. It is scary but you can do it!! xxxx

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    Default Re: I can't drive :(

    You'll get there. Im in a similar position to you and like you am a bit embarrassed/scared to drive. My husband works nights so its easy for me to make excuses but we are being given an automatic car (husbands is manual) soon so then I have no excuse. I need to anyway I really don't want to be on public transport with a baby. Especially when I go back to work. I'll be 26 next week wish I had done it earlier but better late than never

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    I didn't learn to drive until I was 25 and gawd was it ever terrifying! I was in Brisbane too and though my husband took me for the bulk of it (miracle our marriage survived really lol) i did polish things off with classes with Ace driving school and they were brilliant.

    I have only been driving 7 years and already can't remember what it was like not being able to. You will love your wings

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    I passed at 34!!! Was terrified but so glad I did it! You can do it !

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    How long have you had your learners for and is your car a manual or auto? I got my P's when I was 20, actually only 2 days before christmas! Before I did, I was a nervous wreck and couldn't drive to save my life, I was awful. I had my L's since I was 16 and in nsw cause I had L's for so long I was allowed ONE go at my P's even though I only had 30 hours clocked up in my logbook. So I booked my P's test and had three or four driving lessons, and asked the instructor to go through with me everything they want you to do in a test, he worked on those skills with me, I passed first go and since then it's like my fear lifted cause I was so elated to have my license when I thought I never would, just gives you this confidence and pride sounds lame I know but maybe look into seeing if you can have a go at doing your test and get lessons concentrating on what they do on the test. And get a lesson RIGHT before the test, so you can drive off those nerves and have everything fresh in your mind you'll get there <3

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    Default Re: I can't drive :(

    I didn't learn to drive until after i had a child too. It's so difficult to get around with a pram and bag on public transport so i think that's what drove me getting lessons and my licence.
    I used a company based at Carina. I think they were called central?? They were the cheapest driving school i stumbled across.
    I took 10 lessons and passed my test of the first go. I had no other driving experience as i had no one to teach me how to drive, zero confidence as well but i got there.
    Good luck with it!

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    Default I can't drive :(

    I'm 25 and don't drive either know how ya feel I feel like a complete loser when I think about it

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    Default I can't drive :(

    I didn't get my license until I was 30. I just used to make excuses, but the real reason was I was terrified of being like one of my aunts or my mother when it came to driving (lost count how many accidents they have had. I'm also surprised my aunt hasn't killed herself behind the wheel) I felt like such a loser, would meet someone and be asked out on a date but wouldn't be able to go unless the picked me up because I lived out of town and couldn't drive myself

    I had a housemate that would refuse to drive, so that I would get time behind the wheel and it helped. I don't know how I went so long without it :/

    It is scary at first, but it gets better with someone relaxed teaching you.

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    Default I can't drive :(

    I didn't get my licence till I was 27 & DS was 4 months old...you can do it!


 

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