Tips for Overcoming a Fear of Driving

January 3, 2017


The thought of getting behind the wheel of a car and operating a large machine through traffic terrifies some people. Many people come to us with a phobia of driving. They fear that they will get into an accident and seriously injure themselves, their passengers, or other citizens. At our Burnaby driving school, we want to help you overcome your fears and make you as comfortable as possible while driving.


Our Burnaby driving instructors have put together a list of tips to help you relax while driving:


1) Confront your phobia

In order to overcome your fear, first you have to confront it. Telling yourself that you will not allow your phobia of driving to control your life is the first step in overcoming it. 


2) Music

Find music that relaxes you and puts you at ease. Putting some light and quiet tunes on while driving can help calm you down and reduce anxiety. At our Burnaby driving school, we like Michael Buble or Enya! 


3) Take a driving lesson

Getting behind the wheel with a professional will help you feel more confident and calm. In addition, driving instructors know the best way to teach anxious drivers and can help you become a better and more confident driver. With our Class 5 driving lesson in Burnaby, we will make sure you leave feeling comfortable and secure!


4) Drive in safe areas

As a beginner, we recommend starting off by driving in safe and low-traffic areas, such as parking lots, alleys, side streets, etc. This way, there isn't a lot going on around you and you are able to focus solely on your driving, and not on other distractions.


If you are an anxious driver or have a phobia of driving, give our driving school Burnaby a call today to start your lessons. We also offer driving lessons in North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Vancouver, Coquitlam and New Westminster. 

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