Nervous Drivers

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
May 22, 2007 5:41pm CST
Okay, so I can not drive, poor, poor, me. I am a nervous driver, so people do not go out of their way to help me learn. One time behind their wheel and they are through with me and not apologizing for it either. I can't say that I blame them. No one wants a smashed up car. So I was thinking that a good idea for a person like me would be to have a place where I could learn to keep the car straight, on the road without fear of hitting other cars. For some odd reason, I tend to go left. Maybe because I am left-handed, I do not know. So let's say that there is this long padded tunnel where I can drive through and be able to bump the walls with little or no damage to the structure, the car, or myself. I would be willing to wear protective gear and such. The tunnel would have twist and turns. I could learn to back up and park and all that wonderful stuff. I think that this would be a good invention for nervous drivers. What do you think, should we try this, or will it further cripple me, or should we just save the world the trouble and keep drivers like me on the bus forever? Don't be afraid to be honest, you can even add a little humor to it.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
22 May 07
I have an idea that might work. Get motorcycle, preferably a bullet bike. Put that sucker between your legs, warm it up grab those bars like they were a pair of ears and drop the clutch. Mother nature will take over and your survival instints will take you were you have never been before. If it does not work out at least the rest of us will enjoy a bit more safety.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 May 07
Ha, Ha, Ha, very funny. You got jokes. I can't drive a car, but you want me to try to drive a motorcycle. Plow, end of me, end of story. And the road is made safer still, NOT. You are lucky that I don't know where you live or I would come practice on your block. LOL. Good one.
@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
23 May 07
I have 50 acres with a 5 acre lake ,you can come drive around my lake. Then I would not have to feed the fish for a year.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
24 May 07
Hey I have another idea, how about a surplus sherman tank that way you would own the road. You would never have to worry about having a fender bender at least not to your vehicle.
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• Canada
22 May 07
We have driver's education in our area for new or poor drivers . This way if one tended to go left then the one who was teaching the course would be able to manuever the car back to the right side of the road as they have a wheel on both sides of the car to prevent accidents from occuring and this way you don't pass the course until the educator feels that you can adequately handle a vechile . I have taught a few people to drive before and the truth is I am a very nervous driver myself as I am aware of how easily one can be taken over by their vechile but have always found that when teaching someone else the best thing one can do is encourage the driver that the mistakes they are making are normal and that they just have to get over their fear because this is one of the biggest things is being afraid that you can't do it right or someone yelling at you telling you to be careful , to me this never helps anyone .
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 May 07
I could see myself forcing a few drivers ed. teachers into early retirement, but what the heck, as long as I come out driving that is all that is important right? I mean, permenant disability is not all bad. And I would also be willing to send flowers and a sincere letter of apology to the surviving family members. No I am just kidding. First, I have to get pass that written test. I am usually pretty good with written test, but this one has got me sweating every time.
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
25 May 07
When I was learning to drive, we found a neighborhood that was just beginning to be built, and went out there on a Sunday when no one was working. They had paved the roads, but the lots were all just dirt. It was the perfect place! I could drive as if I was driving through a normal neighborhood, but there was nothing to worry about hitting! And if I went up over the curb, no big deal... just got the car a little dirty. Might be something you could look out for, if there are any new neighborhoods being built in your area.
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@singlepixel (2743)
22 May 07
you are like me. i am left handed too. also a nervous person too. when it comes to driving(in the past), i would feel very nervous i mixed those paddles up (manual car). i passed my driving test two years before i really had the guts to drive on public roads. i got lucky when one day i was posted to work in a construction site to build a new airport. this was the place where i took the advantage to review my driving, familiarize with manual vehicle and build my confidence to drive.( use the company car to practice, use to vast area to drive around). it took me approximately 3 months to do this. now i am driving my own car. you can do it Rozie. and you must do it. you remind me of my past but i hope you will not stay like that forever. i know you can do it. good luck my friend!!!