Feel nervous about driving? Don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact, studies have shown that as many as half of us feel anxious behind the wheel at some point, and up to 7% of us described as feeling “dread” when driving, especially when on unfamiliar roads.
So how to conquer this fear? The best way is to put yourself behind the wheel. Although it may be daunting, forcing yourself to drive more will help turn the dreaded prospect of driving into a more familiar one, and eventually you will find yourself gradually acclimating to being behind the wheel.
Also, put yourself out of your comfort zone. Don’t just stick to the known routes to work and back, but drive alternate routes, explore new areas, drive for longer than you are used to and in unfamiliar territory. Although this may be daunting at first, over time it will just become second nature to you.
Safe driving from Britannia!
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