Thursday, January 7, 2010


One of the weird things I had always thought was part of having a driving phobia is my driving nightmares. The exact appearance of the dream varies but I am in a car and driving. Then somehow I either lose the ability to break, or the car starts to accelerate beyond my control. I try desperately to make turns and stay on the road, but inevitably crash, and wake with a start.

But a recent XKCD comic made me wonder whether having dreams like this is really pretty normal, whether you have driving anxiety or not.

1 comment:

Driving Anxiety said...

I think driving anxiety is fairly common. I think we're all scared of getting a car accident (Blood and gore is not very pretty). For me I have always tensed up on the freeway.