Highway Driving Makes Me Panic
July 31, 2008 8:57 PM Subscribe
Highway driving wigs me out and it has gotten worse. Very different from local driving -- streets, secondary roads, etc. -- which are fine. What is going on?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (20 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have been dealing with this for quite some time. Once I get on highways or interstates, parkways, everything seems to move very quickly for me and I fear I am going to panic, faint or otherwise make a quick mistake that will cause me to crash. It is especially a problem with others in the car.
Local streets are not a problem because things move more slowly. In the past I have bored down and get the trip done without incident, but lately things have gotten worse and I am now avoiding fast moving highway traffic altogether.
Needless to say, it is frustrating and I have not shared this with anyone else beyond this post. I did have a close call many years ago when the axle on my car cracked and a near-accident occurred but the problem has been life-long. I grew up in the city and long-range, open-road driving has always made me fearful since I got my license. I am in my 40s. Have you heard of this before. What are your suggestings?