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A Severe Case of Driver-Itis going around? :) (1 Viewer)


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Dec 28, 2001
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If there is a fear of driving, I must have it...
It all started 4 years ago, when I got pulled over for doing an illegal U-Turn all in the name of a parking space. My father forgot to renew all of our car registrations, and I had to go to court. That did too good a job of scaring me straight, since I didn't want to have to go through that again :).
So, after that, I became an extremly cautious driver. But after a while, my 10 year old car was sold, and I was out one because we got a brand new one for the entire familly to drive. After that, I started driving less, because my father had his company car, my mother her car, and my sister had to use the new one.
Now, whenever I drive out, I'm usually afraid I'll loose concentration and hit someone while looking off the road for a second, and I NEVER have..
For instance, today I was driving down the GSP from Exit 157 -88 to get to the Jersey Shore, where I am now. Everything was going smoothly untill the toll after the Driscoll Bridges. I hit somehting in the middle of the road that I didn't see while exiting the toll plaza. I looked back, and it looks like a peice of a bumper or tire tread that fell off someones car. OK, fine, but after that, that's all it took to get me a bit nervous...
Situations didn't help any when I pulled out right down the street near the Lavallete water tower, and I see this police car making a U-Turn and coming down the street towards me. Luckilly, he went right by :)....but scared the crap out of me thinking I did something wrong when I know I didn't...now I'm running the tripp back in my mind, double checking the moves I did and hope I'm not leaving anything out....I guess my only comfort is that if I did do something wrong, there where enough people behind me to get my liscence plate and report it..
Anyone else feel like this now and again, and if so, how did you get over it? I'd be very interested in knowing how to get rid of Driver-Itis so I can enjoy it again, heh.

Matt Krapf

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Feb 8, 1999
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Allow me to recommend meditation and a change of music to listen to, in the car. These can both greatly reduce driver anxiety.
Also, paying up the annual contribution to the F.O.P. goes a LONG way to easing your mind about Police encounters. ;)

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