COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY CASE STUDIES FEAR OF DRIVING The fear of driving, also known as driving phobia or driving anxiety, is a hyperbolic fear of driving or being in the seat of a passenger. This condition is more associated with women than men, and it starts majorly in the teen years. Most times, driving phobia is triggered by a road accident that is potentially life threatening. Something like a minor fender-bender can cause the buildup of solid, negative associations with anything that has to do with driving. For example, one may become way too worried or overcome by fear after a car crash.
Have you ever seen a driver that’s looking down at their phone or applying makeup on the go? Have you wondered what happened to them after you passed them at the light? Every day there are more and more distracted drivers on the roads of America. Whether there was serious damage done or just a slight drift into another lane, distracted driving affects Americans’ daily life greatly and can have many consequences. To begin, there are many kinds of distractions on the road.
Anytime a driver is operating a vehicle and not paying full attention to the road, the chances of an accident occurring increases greatly. Some studies even equate texting while driving to being legally drunk while driving (Lerner, 2011). Similarly, when one drives distracted, they are jeopardizing the safety of not only themselves,
Depression is one out of the many emotions that does happends. Anxiety does occur too. Anxiety when someone has the lack of being confident, and believing that nothing can happend or be accomplished when you are sober.Anger is one as well by being drunk you can be very angry at your self or someone that suicide or killing someone can occur. There’s many emotions but these are the ones the most likely occur to a sober person. Especially teens” plenty of accidents occur while being under the influence of alcohol.Most happen when teens are driving.
Sadly, most people tend to learn only from their own experience. Everyone hear and see how using a cell phone device while driving is dangerous, but most believe it couldn’t possibly happen to them. They hear how it is dangerous to the person driving, also dangerous to the people and cars surrounding that driver. In addition, there are many tragic stories out there like Winfrey mentioned. People hear about lives that has been lost and damages many accidents caused but they choose to ignore it.
Driving is apart of most teens, and adults lives for many years. There are many exciting moments from getting a license to cramming as many friends in into a car (Zermike 6-7). On the other hand there are terrifying moments from being involved in a car accident, to losing your life, and your friends life. It is important for teens to realize the responsibilities that come with driving. With car crashes being the main cause of death of teen drivers, there should be restrictions to help teens have a smaller chance of being involved in an accident.
This type of collision often results in severe injuries or fatality. Because of the high rate of fatalities, head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents, especially for occupants of smaller vehicles hit by larger vehicles (i.e. small car hit by a large truck or motorcycle hit by an SUV).
Intoxication and texting while driving are the main reason collisions happen but there are many more, for example, running a stop light causes about 40 percent of the car collisions. As you can see driving while intoxicated is not the only reason the accident rate has
Texting and driving should have more restrictions because of all of the dangers that come with texting and driving. People are concerned about how much this is going on while driving that parents are worried more about a child’s safety from other drivers rather than, how good of a driver their child is. They say that there
According to Inkteen.com “In 2009, 5,474 lives were taken and 448,000 people got injured from car accidents from being distracted while driving, says the government.” Being able to drive may be a dream comes true, but it could easily turns into a nightmare that is never woken up from. The use of technology has grown in constant for many years, distracting people from things that are important. Texting and driving is one of the biggest problems in USA. However, not only are drivers putting themselves in danger, they’re putting passengers in their car and other drivers on the road in danger, too. So it is very precarious to yourself and for the people that surrounding you.
Texting and answering phone calls while driving are very imminent threats to your life and others. Most states are taking this threat seriously and imposing laws to make using your phone while driving, illegal. Texting while driving is an enormous irresponsibility. When driving you 're taking everyone on the roads life in your hands, not only your own. People think "I 'm only looking down for a second.