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I can start driver's education this summer because I'm about to turn 15. But I'm a little nervous to get behind the wheel! Is it as scary as it sounds?
I'm in the same boat (in this case: car) as you.
I have been legally able to get my learner's for nearly a year but I keep putting it off. I don't think I'm afraid of driving, I just don't want that much responsibility. I know that's kind of loser-ish, but once I get a license, I'll get a car, and then I'll need a job to pay for gas, insurance, etc. It's just too much!Oops, didn't mean to add to your problems. Sorry I couldn't help.
Just want to let you know, driving is actually pretty fun, once you get the hang of it. It might be kind of scary at first, but it gets easier. Even though it is fun and you might start feeling comfortable behind the wheel, you can't get careless. This is the number one thing that many teenagers do, get careless, and that is when accidents occur. You always want to be aware of your surroundings, and if you check and the coast is clear, check again! Have fun with driving, but always keep that cautious state of mind at all times when you're behind the wheel. Another thing: practice, practice, practice! The more you do, the better you'll get. Good luck in driver's ed!
half.note, I've got that exact problem. Thank you for saying exactly what I was afraid of, I couldn't get up the nerve. My biggest worry is that my life is going to start revolving around my car and the boring/exhausting part-time job I will be forced to get to support my car, instead of my education and my awesome future career. That and I just plain don't feel comfortable being trusting with a gigantic hunk of gas-powered steel. It's to the point where I can't even make myself drive a go-kart. Any ideas on how I can get some more self-confidence?