02 Apr, 2014
The road is filled with all sorts of drivers. While we could do with less road rage-fueled drivers, a good portion of the roads is made up of cautious drivers. These are the folks who drive the speed limit, fully stop at stop signs and generally obey traffic laws. Cautious drivers have less of a risk of getting into an accident and they instill the same values into their children, thereby improving the next generation of drivers.
However, there are drivers who are so overly-cautious, they’re prone to panic attacks behind the wheel. These are the drivers who are so worried that something might go wrong that they drive under the speed limit and avoid other cars on the road at all costs, both of which can actually increase the likelihood of an accident. While a little bit of anxiety can be helpful in staying alert and focused, excessive stress can be problematic.
Stress feeds itself, particularly behind the wheel. If you have a panic attack while driving, your brain may associate that anxiety with being located in the car, causing more frequent panic attacks behind the wheel. Severe panic attacks may necessitate you to pull off the road, but mild panic attacks can often be managed with the following techniques:
The goal for anxiety-riddled drivers is to find a healthy balance between caution and panic that allows them to drive safely without being overcome by stress.
Knowing that you’re protected can help ease nerves. Call La Familia Insurance at (888) 751-7511 for more information on auto insurance in Dallas.