I think I must have an unusually extreme fear of driving. On familiar roads in bright daylight and no rain I'm fine. Years ago I got into 3 car accidents close together. Two minor and one I messed up my car pretty bad and was lucky that I or my unborn child wasn't injured. I don't know if this has anything to do with it. I was on the interstate tonight. It was dark and so rainy I couldn't see the road. I feel I don't see well at night anyway and I notice my husband sees things I don't. I feel like I'm driving blind. Anyway, my 5 year old is in the back seat and I'm on the interstate which made me even more worried.When the rain got heavy, my leg started shaking uncontrollaby,(I could barely keep the gas pedal steady), my heart was about to beat out of my chest and my fingers went numb. This did nothing to make me feel like I was driving safely on the interstate not in the panicked condition I was in. I know this was an extreme reaction and it also made me feel very unsafe to drive the 15 minutes I had left to get home. I pulled off at the nearest exit and almost called a cab. Is this some sort of phobia I have or does anyone else get scared to death driving in these conditons. I'm completly wierded out about how extremely scared I became.I might as well been jumping off a tall building. I may decide to just quit driving at night or in rainy conditions all together...especially with my kids in the car.Answer Question
Answer by mrsljamieson at 11:25 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
Answer by foxracing43701 at 11:29 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
Answer by DreaB83 at 11:31 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
You might have a vision condition, Cataracts cause night blindness, i have it. I hate being on the roads at night period but in the rain and in unfamiliar territory, forget it.
Answer by beyondhopes at 11:34 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
Answer by jessicarae787 at 11:34 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:35 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
It is some kind of phobia you have but it's understandable because what happen to you. Maybe in time as you gain more experience in your driving skills your fear will subside. In the mean time don't drive in the dark.
I personally hate driving in black ice and where I'm making tracking on the road from a snow strom. I'll drive but very slowly. :-/
Answer by musicmom08 at 11:58 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
Answer by mollgirl at 6:17 AM on Jan. 2, 2011