My Driving Experience

“driving in fog 5” by Weldon Kennedy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Image by “driving in fog 5” by Weldon Kennedy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This a personal story for me, I am not even sure I am going to post this yet. But I guess if you are reading this then you know that I posted it.

On my 17th or 18th Birthday I got given Driving Lessons and I was really nervous, I wasn’t a fan of my instructor and if I’m honest I was not sure that I wanted to learn to drive just yet.

So I tried another instructor, in fact I went through numerous instructors over time due to their quality or how I felt about them.

All this chopping and changing was stressing me out and I lost confidence so I decided to press stop on driving and concentrate on university.

So I went through three years of university without driving and after graduation I decided to take it up again.

I decided to start a new with a new and improved  driving instructor and I was (still am) happy.

I have been learning with my teacher for a long time now and he thought I was ready for my test.

Experience of the driving test (s)

There is a hint in the title there.


So in my FIRST test it all went well, I was confident and ready for it- I failed because I made a mistake on the manoeuvre.

Working with instructor I practised them more until I became confident, I then booked ANOTHER TEST. And I failed,I  failed because during the manoeuvre I had a really bad panic attach with a nose bleed so that was horrific.

It took me a few months to get over it and more recently I had MY THIRD test as I was really ready for it, no nerves no nothing. Until I stalled, which set of a panic attack and my legs started to shake and I had no control over my legs. Of course due to that I failed.

When I got home from that test I booked another one straight away, this test is a few months away yet and it will be the new test   so it will be interesting to see how that goes.

I just need to find a way to calm down, if you have panic attacks or panic when driving do let me know how you overcome this.







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