Over the last 8 years I have developed driving anxiety. I used to drive on the highways and even to airports about an hour away but I am pretty terrified these days. Even riding in a car on the highways terrifies me.
I cringe at the high speeds and people tailgating and the cars going so fast and being so close together. People zigging and zagging in and out in front of me taking crazy chances.
My spouse had to go for surgery in our state about an hour away. The traffic is always horrendous and confusing. I just couldn't drive to this hospital and there are no easy back roads to get there.
So I hired a limo company to drive us there and back in a town car.
It is insanity and I used to love to drive but no more. I know they tell you to get over it you have to face your anxieties and drive on the highways but I just can't do it.
This will be a problem in the future I am sure. I got my license when I was 16 years old (now 66) and drove all over the place but over the years traffic has increased insanely and seems people don't drive with care anymore. People are so distracted with cell phones, drinking, eating, tending to kids...
Anyone else have this issue?
Public transportation is lacking in my area too which adds to my problems.