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Do You Have Any Horror Stories From When You Learned To Drive? Tell Us


Learning to drive can be a stressful and overwhelming time. Driving is a huge responsibility, so there's a lot of pressure to make sure you are a careful, alert, and studious driver. But, even while trying your best to be a good driver, the learning process rarely comes without mistakes or mishaps.

student driver driving through cones while an instructor watches and grades

Maybe you were trying to back out of a parking space during your driving lesson, but you forgot to put the car in reverse. You hit the gas with the car still in drive, and rear-ended the parked car in front of you.

one car rear-ending another

Perhaps you were in the middle of a driving lesson when your phone began ringing. You didn't reach for it, but then your instructor asked you to silence the ringer. You grabbed your phone, then your instructor hit their brake and began screaming at you for being a distracted driver. He then made you sit in the backseat while he drove you home.

a cellphone that says it's on do not disturb mode

Or maybe your mom was teaching you to drive, and you were super nervous. You went to make a turn out of your neighborhood, and ended up driving up the curb and into your neighbor's yard. You knocked over their mailbox, and drove through their flower bed.

a knocked over mailbox

Did you have any major mishaps while you were learning to drive? What happened? Tell us your story in the comments below for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!