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Being forced to drive, is that okay? What are your opinions?
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Do you travel long distances on a daily basis? Do you need a car to bring home heavy items? If not its just a waste of money to get a drivers license. You can always get it later if that changes.
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I have a fear of driving due to being in way too many accidents that were just unavoidable and the feeling that I would mess up and make people severely angry. I don't ever go anywhere either besides work so it doesn't really bother anyone. People still try to pressure me to get it but I just haven't been able to push myself to do it yet. Even when I won $1000 in a scratch off ticket I ended up throwing that money away because it required a drivers license and I just couldn't go through with it. >_>....I know....I'm weird.
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If you don't have to, then I don't see why you should bother. A car is a lot of work, you have to make sure everything is running ok and you have to fill it up with gas which is kind of a hassle when you're in a hurry. If I didn't have to drive for work, I wouldn't drive period. But I live in a place where everything is a drive away and not a walk away, so it's hard for people to not drive here...and the bus system/public transportation is really bad.
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Not having a car sucks ass.
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You really ought to at least learn how to drive and drive often enough to get better at it. Not liking it is one thing, not being able to at all is unfathomable.
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20 / M / Delaware
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LOL seriously?
Learning to drive is important. One day you will be in a situation when you will need to drive, best if you learned how.
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In the US, learning to drive is a necessity. When you were little, you probably didn't want to learn to wipe your own butt either. Why wipe yourself and get your hands dirty when you can yell for mommy or daddy? Driving is the same thing except that driving can be enjoyable.

Guess what - in the real world you'll probably have to get somewhere at some time. Unless you have plenty of money for taxis or private drivers, learning to drive is a necessity. If you live in a major metropolitan area with a great mass transit system driving is a luxury. If you live anywhere else on the North American continent, LEARN TO DRIVE YOU SELFISH TWIT! Mommy and daddy aren't going to be your personal taxi forever. And learn to drive WELL while you're at it. There are lots of people on the roads with families to see and work to do. Try not to screw them over.

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People not wanting to want to learn useful skills.

I cannot wait for the world to end.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:
I feel like this is a decision that should be made by only me but people are arguing about my choice. If I were to drive now I'll just be doing it unwillingly.
Why would you want to put an unwilling person behind the wheel, you're just asking for them to crash.


There is nothing wrong with walking and using public transportation. More power to you for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the rest of us from another terrified teenage driver. Refusing to drive is certainly your choice, and a respectable one, but don't expect others to drive you around because you don't feel like doing it yourself.

A friend of mine refused to learn to drive until she was 21. She never saw a reason for her to learn to drive because it made her so nervous and others were clearly better at it than she would be. Five years later she was complaining about giving her younger sister rides and described how she hadn't realized what a pain in the ass she herself had been to her family and friends when she relied on them to drive her around.
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kaamaru wrote:

Same. I don't need to drive yet, so I haven't bothered learning.

I guess you could learn and get the exam out of the way so that you don't have to do it later and you make the "people" happy. Though sticking with "No, I don't want to drive" is fine. With all the ways to get around without driving, it's not like it's necessary.


In parts of the UK and in major urban areas in the US, one can avoid driving. However, many of the US states are larger than England (just one state). In parts of the western US, towns can be 40 miles apart and the nearest grocery store could be as much as a 30 minute drive in a rural area with no public transit.

So depending on location, NO there is no easy/practical way around driving. Yes, in the US driving often IS necessary.
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I like driving, even though it took me three attempts to pass the learner's exam.
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2013

People not wanting to want to learn useful skills.

I cannot wait for the world to end.


Yes because a handful of people not willing to learn how to drive justifies global annihilation, god I can't wait for this world to end.
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If you're old enough to drive and don't want to learn, don't expect to be driven anywhere when you're capable of such on your own.
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21 / M / BC, Canada
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just do it.. driving for the first time is the best feeling ever..
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I didn't want to learn to drive either. I did though, because I knew it is a good skill to have (and admittedly, my parents would never have let me *not* learn it).

While I still don't enjoy driving even 14 years later, my options in life would be greatly reduced without being able to. It's nice to be able to visit a friend or go to a store or concert or movie without having to bum a ride off someone. Also, half the jobs I've held, I would not have been able to commute to without being able to drive. While I also never felt like working, doing things I don't like seems to be a fact of life, sadly.

It's probably obvious from the last paragraph, but in the places I've lived, mass transportation wasn't a realistic option.
I'm sure people in a major city can get through life without driving, but unless you'll always be living in such a place, you'll need to learn, and like so many other things, you're best off learning to drive at an early age. Even if you learn and then don't drive for 10 years, you'd be better off refreshing a skill you learned while young, than learning it from scratch as an old(er) person.

Truth be told, is there any real good reason not to learn how to drive? What do you gain by not doing so? It doesn't take long and it doesn't cost much. I'm not suggesting you should buy a car and the requisite insurance/plates/registration etc. Don't bother with those if you don't need the car, that stuff is very expensive, but getting a license is really not a big deal.

Something else to consider - it's not just about you. You might have a need to drive children or old decrepit parents somewhere one day. You might have a friend that needs a ride. The unexpected may happen and zombies attack and you need to make a getaway. You really never know when being able to drive may come in handy.

There's a lot of things in life people don't want to do but they do because their life would be worse if they didn't. Getting a driver's license is one of the less horrible of those things.

Again, I don't like driving; in fact, I'm pretty sure I hate it. I avoid driving every chance I get, I honestly do. Nonetheless, I'm still glad I can drive when I need to.
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