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    Default I can't drive :(

    I am 32 I know more friends who don't drive then do. At least 2 of them have 3 kids under 7

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    Default I can't drive :(

    I only got my licence earlier this year at 25, almost 26. Like everyone else has said, you won't remember life before driving, and will love the freedom. It was a huge fear for me to overcome and something I had almost just accepted I'd never do. But then I did do it, and I'm so glad I did

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    Default Re: I can't drive :(

    I'm 25, 2 kids, on my Ls - terrified of driving.

    But trying to push through it!!!!!!

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    Just do it!

    My husband taught me to drive properly (I had driven automatics around farms and back roads), I felt much the same as you do, terrified, embarrassed, BAD AT IT... it didn't take long and now I can drive quite confidently. I still get nervous about driving in areas I'm unfamiliar with, but the sense of freedom is AMAZING!!

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    Default Re: I can't drive :(

    I'm 31 and can't drive. I've had a few lessons with DP and it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be it's sort of on hold now I'm in my third trimester, as we're a bit busy.getting ready for baby #2 but I'm now looking forward to getting my P's.

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    Default Re: I can't drive :(

    I got my licence as soon as I was old enough, but I grew up in a town that didn't have public transport, so it was sort of the only option...

    Having said that I love driving, others also mentioned the sense of freedom you get and it's true!

    Learning to drive is all about practice and confidence - the more you practice the more confident you get and the more confident you are the better driver you will become.

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    Default I can't drive :(

    I'm 21 soon 22 have had my Ls since I was 16& 1/2 but Having a then 1yr old and no car no help i disnt get many lessons and couldn't afford to go test or any more lessons licence expired 1 day after new laws came in had to do 100 hours got up about 60 hours. transferred licence to Nsw when moved here got stuck with another 20 hours and then didn't vote cause I wasn't enrolled got a find for not voting didn't pay it they suspended my licence I gave up it expired I had to do test again failed first time passed second time so now I'm still having to do 60 hours and have no help no baby sitter no cash for lessons. It sux majorly I really wish I had my ps and independence it's very hard with 2 kids 6&2 I feel so housebound stir crazy all the time

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    Righto! Well you are obviously ready to start as you've made yor decision. Good work. Don't be too hard on yourself because loads of people on this forum alone can relate and there have been a few threads like this which I have seen.

    I was 26 when I found myself at the place where you are at.

    It all really starts with a phone call. I went to the yellow pages and just went with my gut. I used Metro Driving School and am very happy with the training I received.

    I also asked for a female instructor as my previous experiences were not good - being 'taught' by impatient boyfriends. It was very nice and refreshing to have a female beside me and she was just what I needed.

    I admit I made it a bit easier on myself by going for an automatic licence which is all I still have, 9 years later. I can always go for the manual if I want but it's never been an issue.

    I had no practice car or driver so I had two lessons per week with no driving inbetween and the whole process took 3 months. Wasn't the cheapest excercise I must admit...

    A tip: I found I learned better and made less mistakes when feeling more calm. I used natural calming remedies such as Bach Rescue Remedy etc prior to lessons. I think they were a big help and of course, the day of the test as well. Not sure if these are okay during pregnancy though.

    All the very best - book that first lesson asap and in no time you'll have your prize.

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