Why am I scared of driving on the highway?
Exposure Therapy – The primary fear with freeways is becoming trapped with no way out and no way to get help. Freeway phobia is really a manifestation of agoraphobia. Exposure therapy means just what it sounds like it means.
Is the highway scary to drive on?
Many people find that even if they are not afraid of driving on local roads, they are absolutely terrified to drive on highways, especially multiple lane highways. Yes, this can be pretty scary, especially if you are a new driver, but this is a fear that every driver must eventually overcome.
How do you get used to driving on the highway?
Here are some highway driving tips that new drivers should consider before driving on the highway for the first time.
- Pick the right time to start driving on the highway.
- Start off driving in the right lane.
- Leave enough space to change lanes.
- Use turn signals when merging and changing lanes.
- Keep a wide viewpoint.
When is it illegal to drive on the highway?
Driving while drowsy or impaired is much more likely to lead to an accident, and impaired driving is also illegal. Avoid driving on the highway when the weather or traffic is bad. Don’t drive on the highway in bad weather conditions like snow, heavy rain, or fog, or in heavy traffic unless you absolutely need to.
Do you have anxiety about driving on highways?
No wonder anxiety about driving on highways is one of the most common forms of driving fear. Unfortunately, highways are now a fact of life. Avoiding them due to anxiety is not always possible. If you live in a densely populated area, being unable to drive on a highway can be crippling.
What to do when someone else is driving on the highway?
While you are exposing yourself to driving on the highway, by doing something such as being in the passenger seat while someone else drives, do some relaxation exercises. Do not stop exposing yourself until you are able to stay calm while doing that thing.
Why is it important to learn to drive on the highway?
Freeway driving is an essential part of learning to operate a car, driving on the highway can save you time and get you to places easier. Driving on the highway can be a little scary at first, but is simple once you understand everything. Pick a highway and a time. It’s best to start when you know the highway will not be crowded.