How do I stop being a fearful driver after a very close call on the road?
November 24, 2009 10:32 AM Subscribe
A few weeks ago, an oncoming tanker truck ran me off the road on a curvy two-lane highway. I (barely) managed to avoid a collision or rollover but did clip a mailbox. Now whenever I drive the roads in this rural area, I'm constantly worried that oncoming cars are going to veer into my lane.
posted by balls to travel & transportation (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've always been a very careful driver and a witness to the accident confirmed my side of the story and said I was lucky to be alive. If I hadn't been paying close attention at that precise moment, he would have hit me head-on. It's comforting to know that what happened wasn't my fault but that doesn't make it any less terrifying!
The experience really shook me, especially since I had my toddler in the backseat at the time. How can I get over this powerful new fear, and when will I stop being so nervous behind the wheel?