2010 November

What driving fear sticks to

Driving phobias start for very similar reasons (usually raised background stress levels leading to panic) but because the initial set-up event will happen in different situations for different people, driving phobia becomes linked to different things for different people. So driving phobias can attach to: Driving on wide open roads like multi-lane highways (most common) Major or .. read more

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Drive-o-phobia?

The clinical name for driving phobia is not Drive-o-phobia. In fact there is no recognized clinical name for a phobia of driving. Which is quite an omission for such a common phobia. Some therapists refer to the fear of driving as Hodophobia but that is far too general as it is defined as a fear of travelling (from the Greek .. read more

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Motorway phobia affects millions

Research by The Automobile Association shows that millions of drivers steer clear of motorways because of their fear of driving on them: M-way ‘phobia’ drives motorists onto alternative routes