For me it's not a thing to take lightly, and actually causes me a lot of anxiety.
In fact I nearly started lessons 3 years ago but ended up instead doing my motorbike CBT. Through bittersweet circumstances I owned a motorbike at 19, that was not in the best condition. However I really couldn't afford it, and although I loved the actual riding, I hated how vulnerable I felt on the road. It was these two things that caused to sell my bike last summer after not riding it for over a year.
You might think that being a rider might give me more confidence as a driver. Nope! I was so nervous that I avoided booking lessons for another 6 months. Shock horror, my anxiety never improved because I had no outlet for it. Avoiding learning simply fed into it. To the point where I've begun to feel anxious when I'm a front seat passenger. Yep...
I finally pushed myself into booking lessons a couple of weeks back and I'm due to start then soon.
I don't have high hopes of it being an easy thing for me to learn, but I'm proud of myself for taking plunge.
So watch this space, learner drive coming through.
P.s. How nervous where/are you about learning to drive?