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How to Overcome Driving-Related Anxiety

Senior man anxiously drives a sedan on a rainy night

You may have driving-related anxiety for a variety of reasons. If you’ve ever been involved in an accident, this can cause driving anxiety. If you’ve ever witnessed a serious crash, this can also cause driving anxiety. However, there are also many other reasons you may deal with anxiety behind the wheel.

If you suffer from anxiety while driving, don’t worry. You’re not alone.

There are some things you can do to help overcome your driving-related anxiety. Read on to learn more.

Understanding Driving-Related Anxiety

The first step to overcoming any kind of anxiety is identifying and understanding it. Once you understand why you feel anxious behind the wheel, it will be much easier for you to discover which methods of reducing anxiousness work best for you.

The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) lists the top five driving fears as:

  • Negative experiences in the past.
  • Driving alone, outside of your comfort zone.
  • The fear of experiencing anxiety-related symptoms and feeling trapped.
  • The fear of driving too fast and being unable to maintain control.
  • The fear of losing your life.

Overcoming Driving-Related Anxiety

Once you’ve identified where your anxiousness comes from, take note of all the reasons why you want to overcome your driving anxiety. Why is it so important to you?

In order to overcome your driving anxiety, you must face it first. To do this, you must be highly motivated. Make a commitment in your mind to do what it takes to get over your anxiety behind the wheel.

We’re Here to Help

If you face driving anxiety as a result of being involved in a crash, you may be owed compensation for your damages. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team right away to learn how we can help.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, our lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP may be able to help you receive the settlement you deserve. Give us a call at (605) 519-6136 or fill out the online contact form.