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 trunk roads
  • Small roads
  • Hills (or even slight inclines up or down)
  • High, mountainous roads
  • Bridges
  • Flyovers
  • Bends
  • Cambers
  • Junctions
  • Roadworks
  • Traffic lights
  • Particular routes
  • Overtaking (especially large or long vehicles)
  • Being boxed in by heavy traffic
  • Being tail-gated
  • Being close to particular vehicles (usually large or high-sided ones)

Driving phobias often start on multi-lane highways and spread to dual carriageways, then to smaller roads restricting the routes, speed and distances that can be traveled.

On November 7th, 2010, posted in: Phobias by Tags: , , , , , , ,

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