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When you can't drive what do you do?

Updated on May 10, 2017
If I could drive this is  the car that I would want
If I could drive this is the car that I would want | Source

When you can’t drive what do you do?

Driving can feel limitless when you are able to do it. If you can drive you can just get up grab the keys and go do whatever you need to do, it is limitless, fast and easy. At what age can you drive? I know that in Canada or in Ontario rather it is 16 but in the states and other parts of the world, it is 15 when you get your learners permit. When people can drive they feel there are limitless things you can do. But what happens when you can’t drive, because not everyone can I know that some people might not like to drive and that is why they don’t but what about those people that would love to but they can’t? Do they not leave their houses? Do they live in a place where there is access to public transit or do they take cabs? You can even walk too if you can’t drive and for the most part, if you live in a small town taking cabs and walking is what you need to do. Driving can be limitless and give people freedom.

For some people, not driving is a personal preference but for others, they actually can’t drive. if you have been in an accident and it has done something to your fine motor skills then driving is probably a bit more difficult and most people won’t do it or they can’t. What if you are in a wheelchair and have been for your entire life some of them can drive but it depends on what has happened and how severe it is you might not be able to drive. Take me for example, I look normal but I have an eye hand coordination issue, as well as a depth perception issue. I can’t see out of both of my eyes together unless I am wearing glasses, so driving is out of the question for me. So since driving is out of the question for me what do I do? Well, that’s an easy answer, you would think right. You’re probably thinking that I take cabs, No I don’t take cabs, Cabs creep me out so If I need to go anywhere, I will walk or ask people that I know to pick me up but for the most part, I will walk.

That is what happens when you can’t drive, you either take a cab, walk or even ride a bike but I choose to walk because I like that better than anything else. When you can’t drive in order to get places that are not close to where you live you are relying on public transit, people that you know or cabs to get you there, which sometimes can be annoying. When you need, to get places and you need a ride, because you can’t get there on your own you feel as though you are using people, which can make you feel bad. If you ever feel, bad about asking for a ride from a friend or family member before you ask them, for a ride ask them if it is okay if you ask for the ride. If you do that, then you won’t feel so bad later.

I have had to ask family members for rides places and before I ask them for a ride I ask them if they are okay with taking me somewhere and if they say that they are then I will ask them for a ride to the place I need to go. Most of the time though I walk and that is how I keep in shape, but if I can’t walk to a specific place that is when I ask for a ride, but only if I can’t get somewhere by walking or if it is raining or snowing. Other than that if I can walk somewhere I will do that. This is what I do because I can’t drive but if you can’t drive what do you do?



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Driving Brings freedom but what if you can't do that?

If I want to go shopping at the mall I usually go with a friend so that we can spend time together because who like’s shopping on their own right, and how else am I going to get there? Taking a cab to Windsor is too expensive and if you don't live in Windsor there is no bus service to get there which will put you in a bind, although that is only if you live in a small town and can't drive. If you live in a city getting around is much easier there is transportation for people who can't drive.

If I want to go shopping at the mall I usually go with a friend so that we can spend time together because who like’s shopping on their own right, and how else am I going to get there? Taking a cab to Windsor is too expensive and if you don't live in Windsor there is no bus service to get there which will put you in a bind, although that is only if you live in a small town and can't drive. If you live in a city getting around is much easier there is transportation for people who can't drive.

If you can't drive though you can't do the limitless amounts of things that the people who can drive can do, and most of the time you feel bad for asking for a ride because you feel as though you are imposing. But that is what you have to do, either take a cab, get a ride from a friend or you use the bus if there are buses in your area, There are limitless ways to get around if you can't drive it is just a lot more difficult to get to where you need to be.

When you can't drive you to walk limitlessly to get from point A to point B or you take a cab or the bus. There are limitless ways to get around, I don't drive, but I choose to walk if the weather is nice, if I need to go somewhere, I only have two appointments usually that I need to get to and one I get a ride to and from and one I get a ride part of the way and then I walk home once it's over. If you ride bikes you could even ride your bike if you don't drive. See limitless ways to get around without having to have a license.

Driving can feel limitless sure, you can get around a lot faster if you drive but not driving has its limitless perks too. Fresh air and exercise are the two big ones.

If you can't drive take transit if you have the option
If you can't drive take transit if you have the option

How to live without having a license

Driving is something that every 16 year old looks forward too. It means that they get freedom once they have their license and if their parents let them have the car or if they have their own car then they are golden already. But what if you can't drive because of something that happened to you earlier in life? What does that mean for you? You still have to live your life and get around. There are limitless ways to do so you just have to be a little more patient with it.

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      Michaela 2 years ago from USA

      When I lived in a bigger metro area, I took public transportation all the time. It's cheap and better on the environment than clogging up the roads with so many cars.

      Now that I live in a small area, my boyfriend usually drives me places or I give people money for gas when I need to get somewhere further away. I do enjoy biking though.