The last time I drove was when I failed a test (I actually don't remember how many tests I had) in 2010 just before I moved to London. My provisional licence expired about 18 months ago, but today I finally applied for a new one.
I was always very excited about learning to drive, but in reality I found it very stressful and taxing. Instead of concentrating on what is best for the car and me, I think about what people in other cars think about me. I find being a pedestrian stressful enough, but the want to learn to drive has been returning to me again recently.
Moving to London was one way that I could avoid learning to drive as the transport here is good, but with a plan brewing to maybe leave London in a couple of years driving feels a bit more necessary. Also since starting improv (the acting kind) my confidence has grown a bit and that makes driving seem a little less scary.
Apart from flashbacks of where I failed a couple of tests (in particular, on a hill that I hated driving up when someone was trying to be polite to me as a learner driver but I was hesitant then we nearly crashed), my main driving memory was driving past a group of lads in Newport near a roundabout, then them surrounding us and banging on the car and shouting at me 'you're going to fail!'