I used to be absolutely terrified of driving (I didn't even get my license until I was 18, almost 19) and what really helped me was driving to the barn three times a week with one of my parents there. Since it's about 30 minutes from my house to the barn and the roads are city and country, I ended up getting lots of good experience. Usually, I'd just drive out there and my parent would drive home. Once I got the roads memorized and knew exactly what I needed to do at each place in the road, I started feeling way more comfortable with driving in general. And since I wanted to go see Lacey and I knew I wouldn't see her if I didn't drive, I got over my fear pretty quickly. HahaNow, I've had my license for about 9 months and I spend about an hour driving everyday and it doesn't scare me at all anymore.
It also helps that I drive a giant van that scares people into not being dumb around me, and I feel impervious to danger in it since the other people would be annihilated and I'd be fine. haha
Good luck! I totally know where you're coming from.
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.