08-15-2012, 06:46 PM
Rachel, I didn't get my license until I was 18 years old. I had way too much anxiety and it was much safer for me AND EVERYONE ELSE for me to stay off the road until I was ready. Nothing can be gained from being overly anxious behind the wheel, and it's beyond silly of your parents to not see that. Part of what they teach you in Drivers Ed is that if you're upset to pull over, and anxiety is no different.
I wasn't teased about it, but it irked my parents, and my twin sister because they had to drive me everywhere, but I'll never regret my decision to wait. I scored a 100% when I finally went and got the test. Not many people can say that, and I like to think it has a lot to do with me waiting until I was ready.