Fear of Driving
Fear is the dominant symptom of Driving Phobia. Several different types of fears might be experienced by the person with a Driving Phobia. The person might be fearful of having another accident, being injured, or injuring someone else. Frequently, driving phobia will also be associated with a fear of being negatively evaluated by others, particularly in relation to one’s driving ability. Even the anticipation of driving is sufficient to elicit high levels of fear in individuals with Driving Phobia. Some of the symptoms experienced in the anticipation of driving, or actual driving might include trembling, sweating, racing heartbeat, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth or feeling faint.