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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2020, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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Do you feel anxious when driving?

I always worry about getting a red light camera fine. Whenever a light turns yellow right before I cross, I get so worried. Even though I know I'm good, I still feel anxious.

When I cross lights, I make sure to see that the light is green and I say green.

I was received a fine a few years ago for turning on a red but I didn't even realised I did that.
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I have my license, but I've never used it, because I have vertigo and I'm afraid that I'll lose my balance while driving and cause an accident. (I lose my balance if I have to turn my head too suddenly, which happens a lot when you're driving.) I can go from being fine to not being able to tell up from down in a flat second. So I would feel very anxious if I had to drive. But I don't drive, so it isn't an issue for me.

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No I don't feel anxious driving at all. Not sure what it is - I got my licence as soon as I possibly could. I grew up on the north shore in Sydney and there was no way in hell I was going to stay home all the time - we all had our licences so we could drive into the city and have some fun.

Also you needed to be fairly aggressive driving in Sydney - even back then, I'm sure it's worse now. I even worked as a courier for a while in my 20's. The only thing that worried me was that I wouldn't know how to find the places I needed to go to. But driving I've always quite liked. After a while you don't even think about it.
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It actually calms me, unless its in congested traffic or the freeway. Or lots of stop and go traffic.

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Driving is calming at night when driving around places with little traffic and listening to music.

I hate waiting at stop lights and getting stuck in traffic! Especially when cars are waiting on the other side and you are facing them.
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Driving is mostly calming to me too outside of really hectic or mind numbing traffic. I love late night drives with nothing to worry anout but my music and feeling my tires glide over pavement.

Definitely wasn't like that when I started. I felt like a whole liability even with practice and worried about other drivers constantly. This was amplified when I had people riding in the car with me. Took me a month or so to get comfy.

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When I started learning to drive I was too afraid to even cross an intersection! A lot of time was spent circling the neighborhood or maneuvering in empty parking lots. For me it took a lot of persistence and many hours. I'd say the key is to get as much practice as you can!

I am only comfortable now because of the length of time spent driving and exposure. In addition to having several hours of experience I had many situations where I was driving with others in the car . I've also had the chance to drive a large truck and take a practice vehicle for spin in an obstacle course

My next fear is driving in a different country - I'll have to start all over with overcoming my fear if I choose to travel someplace where I have to drive on the left and read foreign signs in 2nd language.

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I enjoy driving on long stretches of road. In areas that I'm not familiar with that have lots of traffic, I do get anxious.

What bothers me most is trying to get on the freeway when it's either just a stop sign or a right on red light, and there's a lot of oncoming traffic. I always feel like I need to try and go ASAP, but I have trouble with depth perception and seeing what lane the oncoming cars are in. Some say you're supposed to wait until there are no cars at all, but that would take all day. As long as nobody is behind me, I don't get anxious, but as soon as someone pulls up, I start getting nervous that they're going to try to push me to go.

Another thing that bothers me is when there's oncoming cars going at all different speeds, and when you get a big gap, suddenly a car pulls out and you still can't go.

I've been known to go entire blocks further so I can get to a stop light or a less busy intersection just to avoid stuff like that.

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