I actually don't drive even though I have my permit. I didn't even get my permit until I was almost 18. The truth is I simply don't need it since I live in NYC, where driving is more of a hassle than anything else. I'd rather just figure out the subway schedule than hope into a car.
The permit is useful though when I go home upstate since I can practice driving(or say I will, like I usually do). I've only really driven maybe 3 or 4 times since I've gotten it, mostly because I get panicky behind the wheel. I just can't trust myself with it even though I know I really need to get my license if I ever expect to move back upstate to live there. On the bright side, since we are moving to a smaller neighborhood, I can practice a bit more without worrying about running over kids, which is nice. Kids are my number one worry... well, that and left turns. I can't seem to ever do one without potentially hitting another driver. Just need more practice... next summer