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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What causes anxiety during driving?
Perhaps the clearest cause of driving anxiety is when someone experiences a recent crash. The accident may trigger a number of anxiety reactions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, adjustment disorders, and phobias.
Is driving anxiety common?
About 66% of Americans experience driving anxiety, with 55% reporting they feel it while performing common driving maneuvers. Out of those who experienced driving anxiety, merging onto the highway (26%) and backing up/reversing (19%) were the top driving skills that made people the most anxious.
What does driving anxiety feel like?
If you have driving anxiety, it can feel like it is controlling your life. You make excuses why you can’t go out, take longer routes in order to avoid busy roads and highways, and worry about causing an accident every time you get behind the wheel.