Tag: fear of driving

Suffering panic attacks behind the wheel? Here are 10 tips to help you overcome your fear of driving

Do you avoid a certain roundabout every single day? Would you walk an extra three blocks to avoid reverse parking? Do you carefully plan routes to avoid multiple lane highways? At some point, everyone experiences driving anxiety to some extent. Driving is an inherently dangerous activity, and actually does involve the risk of colliding with other vehicles or objects while on the road. However, if the fear of driving is turning you into a child having to rely on public transport, municipal buses or other people for your daily travelling needs even if you are physically in shape to drive and have a driving license and a car sitting in the garage, it can feel extremely limiting and frustrating. Fear of driving is classified as a phobia when the apprehension does not rationally reflect the real amount of danger. Even in reasonably safe situations, driving phobics may experience: trembling; shaking; ... Read More