How to overcome fear of driving
January 24, 2008 10:12 AM Subscribe
How do you get over being paranoid about driving?
posted by geminus to Travel & Transportation (28 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so let me give a bit of background information. i'm female, and i got my driving license 4 yrs back. ever since the day i got the license i have never driven. Why? well it's a combination of several things. but the main fact is that i instantly panic and stress out when i hit the main road. it's like a zillion thoughts go through my mind such 'oh man, you're going to knock someone down, crash the car', the most goriest details possible. i get all sweaty and and feel like i need to run from the car immediately.
i tried brush up lessons; i was asked by the learner, why i was so afraid of driving, that she had never seen anyone like me before;no it isnt something to be proud of. did a few brush up lessons and gave up.
over the past few months i've been trying to start again. hasnt worked yet *sigh. i just want to know, is such feelings common and how do you overcome it?
note : the only time i ever was comfortable driving a car was when it was automatic and not manual;i'm not sure if there is something important in there or not