August 25, 2017

Anxiety and Driving

You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t inform the DVLA of a medical condition that may affect your driving, and may even be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result. Anxiety is no exception.

While a little bit of anxiety may keep you alert and focused on what’s around you, experiencing a panic attack behind the wheel can be alarming. The symptoms of a panic attack overwhelm the senses and make it extremely difficult to focus.

If you haven’t yet, visit your GP and/or take an anxiety test to find out more about how panic attacks and anxiety can affect your ability to drive safely. A person who suffers from anxiety is in absolutely no way a potentially dangerous driver – like any medical condition, if managed accordingly it should have no impact on any aspect of their lives.

Safe driving from Britannia!