Nearly one in three UK drivers report feeling stressed whilst behind the wheel. Stress can be persistent, sometimes intense, and can hinder your driving and other aspects of your lifestyle. Driving-related stress is likely to be experienced when the demands of the road/traffic environment exceed the driver's ability to cope with or control that environment..
Surprisingly, stress is not always generated by the 'cut and thrust' style of driving encountered on our roads each day. But rather by the emotional baggage we carry into our vehicles with us which sometimes can interfere with our ability to effectively cope with the challenges of driving.
Drivingsafe.co.uk has designed an interactive programme suitable for the individual with personal and confidential stress related issues. We can also offer stress recognition advice for smaller groups of drivers. These programmes can be offered as a 'stand alone' module, or as an integral part of other driver training initiatives.
The courses are designed to change drivers' mindsets, and to provide detailed information about how to recognise, avoid, and deal effectively with stress, anger, and fatigue whilst on the road.
Sometimes driving stress can manifest itself as a 'driving phobia'. A person may often resort to irrational behaviours in order to avoid certain situations or events. Others may perceive the circumstances which aggravate the 'driving phobia' as being either insignificant or trivial, but to the individual concerned they are 'very real' and 'very relevant'. In many cases the 'driving phobia' can be linked to a life changing, or by a more recent traumatic event such as a road traffic incident.
We can help you regain your confidence in your ability to drive, by assisting you to explore and resolve the anxieties that are getting in the way of your driving.
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