By pleasedontyellatme
Today, my parents finally took me driving after months of me having my permit. I got yelled at for asking questions. I only needed to know which way they wanted me to turn on the next street after they told me to turn, but not which way. FML
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  RpiesSPIES  |  27

*on a 5-lane road
'Which lane should I stay on?'
"You're fine here"
*exit is coming up
"The exit is right there!"
'Why didn't you tell me?!'
"You should know which road the exit is on by now"
'But I never had to pay attention before'

Pretty much how a few instances driving went with my mother and I.

By  J352SAURUS  |  30

How do they expect you to learn if you don't ask questions? Perhaps you could take lessons with a driving instructor or a friend instead...

I know how you feel though. I hate being yelled at, especially while driving. You lose focus and you get extremely stressed in an already stressful environment. Good luck, OP.

  J352SAURUS  |  30

Yeah I know driving lessons cost money, but if those are the kinds of lessons OP is getting from his/her parents then perhaps investing in a driving instructor would be a good thing to do.

Where I'm from, there's a driver's ed program for people aged 16 to 25. It costs $120, but that gives you twenty subsidised vouchers for driving lessons, plus a bunch of learning material, a log book, and three 3-hour theory lessons. I couldn't imagine learning to drive any other way. I got 99/100 on my driving test to get my P's and I've learned seriously good habits. Maybe OP has a program like that.

Or maybe OP has an uncle, aunt, cousin, friend, etc. that could take him/her driving. At any rate, he/she needs a new teacher.

  band13geek  |  16

In my state, you need to have a person who is at least 21 and has had their license in state for at least three years in the car with you if you have your permit.

By  Ms_Monster  |  6

When I was learning to drive, my mom told me to pull over and started describing something that sounded very complicated, and I had no idea what she was talking about. So I gave her a quizzical look and asked what she was talking about, and she answered by looking at me like I was a complete idiot, and with a tone that matched, loudly asked "DO YOU NOT KNOW HOW TO MAKE A U-TURN?"

By  GoddessMadoka  |  12

Sorry you had to go through that. My mother was like that, too, she'd scream at me for asking questions or make dramatic gestures or gasps if I did something without "asking" her first, like switch lanes or make a turn. It was too nerve-wracking and I couldn't learn that way. I didn't learn to drive until I was almost 23 because I had no one else to teach me until a friend made a conscious effort to teach me every week until I passed my road test. You'll get there!

By  Armeniangirl_fml  |  15

I have the same problem! I just got my permit at the end of summer, and I know how you feel. my mom screams when my dad drives, so I'm scared to go with her. good luck my friend, and hopefully you'll get your liscence soon!