Beat your fear of driving
Some people are afraid to start driving in the first place, and this is a natural fear. Driving means getting behind the wheel of a machine which weighs hundreds of pounds more than you do, and is capable of killing you, and ending the life of anyone you collide with.
However, you should be aware that you are always at risk if you are not careful, and being behind the wheel of a car doesn’t make you more likely to have fatal accidents than walking down the road does. If you have had an accident in the past, then it may be more difficult for you to get over your fear. However, it is still possible if you follow these tricks.
- Reduce stress. If you have a fear of driving, then any external stress factors are likely to make the situation that much worse for you. Before you head out for a drive, try to meditate or find a quiet spot to fully relax before you even set foot in the car.
- Seek counselling. For a driving phobia which has sprung up due to an incident in your car and with driving that you have not yet come to terms with, it is worthwhile looking into counselling which can help to target the trauma directly and move past it.
- Drive with someone you love. If you have someone you love in the car with you when you are attempting to drive, then this person should become a calming influence for you, and help you to feel more safe. This should be much better for you than trying to move forward with a driving instructor, who may naturally make you feel nervous.
- Take it slow. Don’t force yourself to take a long drive right away, in hopes that this will kill your fear, as it is only likely to exacerbate things. Take it slow and build up to it, driving smaller distances first.
Making an accident at work claim in Rutherglen to get over a driving accident at work
If you have been left with a fear of driving due to an accident at work which was not your fault, you should consider making an accident at work claim in Rutherglen. Compensation can help you to pay for medical bills and private treatment, as well as counselling which can help you to face your fear.
Not only this, but the money you make from a compensation claim can help with practical matters such as buying you a new car or taking advanced driving classes to get you back behind the wheel and back to work with confidence.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making an accident at work claim in Rutherglen, and decide whether or not your claim is likely to be successful. If you decide to proceed (although you are under no obligation to), you will work with an experienced lawyer to get your accident at work claim in Rutherglen processed successfully.
Date Published: 27th August 2014
Author: Emma Matthews