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    I know that driving is an essential skill and everything, but I REALLY don't want to learn to drive. I'm nearly 18 now, and I'm struggling to get my family to understand that I don't want to, and I probably never will.

    Honestly, I am too scared, both of other drivers and myself. I know I don't have the self control not to turn into oncoming traffic, even though I don't want to. I also have moments where I orget where I am, and I'm scared that that could happen while I'm driving.

    also, the cost of insurance, lessons, tests and then an actual car is ridiculous in my opinion, especially when it's something I would hate to do.

    has anyone else been in a similar situation? If so, how could I explain this to my family without them ignoring me as just a "stubborn teenager"?
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    I am in a similar situation as you,my brother drives and everyone else in my family and I'm the only one that just doesn't want to start getting lessons.With my family every time they ask I try and change the subject of delay me getting lessons.I tell them I'm way too busy with my studies and work and I would rather focus on that than stressing over driving lessons.I just tell them I'll do them when I've finished studies or have more money,but we all know when that happens they'll have no control over me and what I do so it's just an easy way of delaying it till I'm old enough for them to leave me alone.

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    I was in a similar situation, I just moved to London. No reasonable person expects you to drive when you live here.

    I realise that might be a bit drastic for some people, though.
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    Family will always be annoying sometimes XD
    Make sure you do what you want, there are obviously pros to driving, but yeah the cost is big when you are a teenager...
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I know that driving is an essential skill and everything, but I REALLY don't want to learn to drive. I'm nearly 18 now, and I'm struggling to get my family to understand that I don't want to, and I probably never will.

    Honestly, I am too scared, both of other drivers and myself. I know I don't have the self control not to turn into oncoming traffic, even though I don't want to. I also have moments where I orget where I am, and I'm scared that that could happen while I'm driving.

    also, the cost of insurance, lessons, tests and then an actual car is ridiculous in my opinion, especially when it's something I would hate to do.

    has anyone else been in a similar situation? If so, how could I explain this to my family without them ignoring me as just a "stubborn teenager"?
    If they want you to drive so much, make them pay for it. They'll change their tune afterwards. If not, then hey at least you're driving for free
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    I didn't learn at school and REALLY wish I did now. Life would be much easier if i had my license and now I'm older and working I'm stuck in a catch 22 where getting a better job in my sector requires a car but I don't earn enough to learn to drive. Buses and public transport are only getting mroe expensive.
 
 
 
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