What can you do if you feel nervous about driving? Take care of yourself before you even get in the car. Make the car feel like a positive and safe space. Focus on the destination. Book more lessons – or take another test.
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Can anxiety make it hard to drive?
Driving anxiety can occur all day long, with many people reporting feeling a constant sense of doom if they know they have to drive later that day. For others, it can occur without warning. In severe cases this can be experienced as a panic attack.
Does driving anxiety go away?
Driving Anxiety Treatment
For some people, driving-related anxiety is a condition they can resolve on their own. Others, though, will need the guidance and knowledge of a mental health professional.
How common is driving anxiety?
Driver anxiety is more common than you may think. A new study from CarRentals.com, an Expedia company, shows that 44% of drivers have at least one type of driving phobia. While difficult at times, these phobias do not have to control your life.
Why do I get panic attacks when driving?
The most common causes of panic attacks while driving are: High stress: If a person is getting behind the wheel with high stress from their day, they could encounter a higher risk of panic attacks while driving. High anxiety: High anxiety can stem from environmental issues or biological concerns.