Driving Lessons?

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      MindBlind
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      I’m 29 years old and I have never learned how to drive. Mostly because I have never needed to learn, as public transport has always been convenient for me. Now, I think learning to drive would be useful and I want to get started on it. I’m a bit nervous, though. I don’t even know how to cycle on the roads and I worry about what will happen if I’m behind the wheel of a car. I think I would be a very nervous driver, or easily distracted, so I want to make sure that I don’t mess up. What have you guys done to prepare for driving lessons? Should I book extra sessions, just in case I don’t pick it up as easy as others? What kind of things are easy to overlook as a driver that I should watch out for? Feedback would be very very much appreciated 🙂

      Thank you!

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      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      While all the ADDitude articles on driving with ADHD are geared toward teens, the recommendations are true for any drivers with ADHD.

      A Crash Course in Safe Driving

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #182046
      Yarlan Zey
      Participant

      I haven’t read the ADDitude articles on driving, so I’m not sure if they mention this, but here’s a big tip: video lessons. You’ll find free ones on YouTube, and it’s worth paying a small amount of money for a good video course also.

      Some of the YouTube videos may unnecessarily provoke anxiety – avoid ones that keep talking about how “you would fail the test if you did this” and things like that. The same es for real life driving instructors. If they make you nervous, uncomfortable etc., ditch them and look for another one.

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