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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Why do I get so anxious about driving?
Drivers can lose their confidence for a number of reasons. Accidents, near-misses, embarrassing parking mishaps, or just being out of practice, are some of the more common causes behind driving phobias.
Does driving anxiety ever go away?
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. Mental health therapists can fully assess your symptoms and prescribe a course of treatment specifically tailored to your needs.
Is driving anxiety common?
In fact, it’s estimated that 12.5 percent of Americans will experience a specific phobia, like a driving phobia. While it might seem logical to link the fear of driving to a car accident, there are other reasons you may feel fear and anxiety when getting into a car.