If it's a city I am unfamiliar with, then yes, I get a little nervous and I make sure to plan my route ahead of time. Admittedly, I now depends one the maps app on my phone to help me get around in the city.
I'm fine driving in cities. I did nearly all my driving immediately after I passed my test in London, which was a baptism of fire and after that, I reckon I could drive just about anywhere except perhaps Moscow or Rome. They have the craziest drivers there.....
I'm still very much a "London driver" so other people get a bit nervous when they are my passengers but it does mean driving in a city doesn't bother me.
I have not driven into Sydney for a long time, when I do I go via Parramatta road.
Reason being, I don't get caught up in all that high speed traffic the other ways.
I find Parramatta Road, longer...but more friendly.
Once in the city, because the traffic can't go tooo fast! It's just looking for parking.
Google parking places close to where you need to go. :)
I refuse to drive in cities. If needs be I will drive to a train station and catch the train. By cities I mean in Melbourne or Sydney or the Brisbane CBD...We don't have many "real" cities here in Australia!!
If one can't handle city traffic, they should (a) not be behind the wheel of a car, as a Licence is granted to drive in ALL conditions , & (b) hand in said Licence.
There're enough bad drivers' on the road without having to cope with 'nervous nellies'.
Sick of idiots' driving into houses, car park columns, reversing over kids, swimming pools, shops, & pregnant mothers!
Too many ancient 'fuddy-duddies', mostly men, buy very powerful cars' they can't handle, & don't know difference between accelerator & brake! And this causes fatalities.
Get them OFF the roads, permanently.
I used to years ago but now I take the train and read my Kindle as I am no longer familiar with the traffic flows. If we go to a concert in the city then the other half drives as he knows his way to everything and where to park etc.
Never used to. In fact, I used to drive into the middle of the city every day for work, and then here there and everywhere throughout the day. Nowdays though, working in a small country town that is hundreds of kms from anything but outback cattle stations, I've kinda gotten used to driving around the streets and waiving to the other drivers at 40kph as we pass each other because we all know each other :-). Get off the plane in Perth on a weekend and the taxi-ride home scares me, so doubt I'd cope very well with peak nowdays. Maybe that's just part of getting old and crusty....