1. Learn the rules of the road. (This may seem like a given tip, however, refreshing on all of the rules when driving is super helpful. When you get your license and can drive alone, go back over those rules because chances are you haven't read them since cramming for your permit test that morning.)
2. Practice when you have your permit. (This is something that I did not do enough. When you have your permit, immediately begin driving everywhere and anywhere you can with your parent. This way when you get your license you will be totally comfortable and confident driving alone.)
3. You control the car, the car does NOT control you. (This is one of the most important tips. Who starts the car? Turns it? Stops it? YOU! You have total control and once you recognize this, you will feel relaxed and confident.)
I finally feel myself progressing and for the first time I have hope that I will become completely comfortable driving a car in the near future. BYE BYE ANXIETY!