Biggest Fear About Driving?

Biggest Fear About Driving?

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Rexii

Original Poster:

31 posts

1 month

Monday 5th April
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Simple ... what’s the biggest fear you have whilst driving.

Comment below and let us all know what your fears are

Mine personally ? Being squashed by a lorry ! Lorry’s scare me

Stick Legs

1,622 posts

129 months

Monday 5th April
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Getting caught when enjoying the upper reaches of my speedo!

Nothing else bothers me, it is nearly all within my gift to prevent and if the unthinkable happens and a lorry manages to blow out and force me off a bridge or some other horrendous event it is so statistically low that it's not worth thinking about.


Flying I worry about, mainly because I don't do it enough to normalise it.
Cycling I worry about because I am actually quite likely to be squished.



Rexii

Original Poster:

31 posts

1 month

Monday 5th April
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Fair enough dude but you do realise that flying has such a low probability of getting into a bad situation

sherman

8,166 posts

179 months

Monday 5th April
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Another road user pulling out of a junction without looking and me T boning them and seriously injuring them through no fault of my own.

Rexii

Original Poster:

31 posts

1 month

Monday 5th April
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Yes 100% agree with this one ... someone pulling out at a cross road and then slamming into them

trackdemon

10,922 posts

225 months

Monday 5th April
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Other drivers

Stick Legs

1,622 posts

129 months

Monday 5th April
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Rexii said:
Fair enough dude but you do realise that flying has such a low probability of getting into a bad situation
I do, but you are miles up in a paraffin budgie driven by someone else. The brain does funny things.

E63eeeeee...

355 posts

13 months

Monday 5th April
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Killing or seriously injuring someone. Especially if I'm doing something arguably unnecessary like an overtake at the time.

biggbn

9,573 posts

184 months

Monday 5th April
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trackdemon said:
Other drivers
This...

shedweller

291 posts

75 months

Monday 5th April
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trackdemon said:
Other drivers
This......I drive Peugeot 106 for fun and James hunts not looking where they are going is my biggest fear..

ChocolateFrog

11,775 posts

137 months

Monday 5th April
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Speed traps.

Been caught twice in the last 10-12 years. Once in an NSL in the middle of nowhere and another in 50 zone that was NSL the last time I was down it.

Nothing to do with safety, everything to do with revenue generation.

Norhing scares me about driving. Cycling and riding motorbikes I expect I'll be wiped out at some point.

Target fixation on the motorbike when I've gone into a corner a bit too hot or a bend tightens up on me unexpectedly, wouldn't fancy a head on with another vehicle, especially if it was my fault.

car user

573 posts

88 months

Monday 5th April
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Getting wiped out by another car overtaking on a blind corner. I've seen a couple of really stupid overtakes on blind corners over the years and although it's not that common, it's something that pops into my head fairly often on winding roads.

Planet Claire

3,079 posts

173 months

Monday 5th April
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Driving at speed at not being able to stop in time.

In fact it's the only nightmare I have. I used to drive the 4hrs to my parents' house on a Friday night after work, arriving there at 11pm. I would then go straight to bed and I'd have such a restless night, waking up because I'd be dreaming that I was driving on the motorway and not being able to brake in time for a stopped vehicle. I learned to stay up for an hour or so to wind down but now I just get up early on a Saturday morning and do the journey then.

There has been one time where I woke up bolt upright having this nightmare just before I "crashed" into car in front. I thought that kind of thing only happened in films.

A Winner Is You

22,897 posts

191 months

Monday 5th April
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car user said:
Getting wiped out by another car overtaking on a blind corner. I've seen a couple of really stupid overtakes on blind corners over the years and although it's not that common, it's something that pops into my head fairly often on winding roads.
Not too long ago someone posted the dashcam of them being hit head on by an overtaking Passat. It was a sobering reminder that it doesn't matter how good a driver you are, some accidents you will never avoid.

RedAlfa

436 posts

148 months

Monday 5th April
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Driving to my local Ford Dealership .... or any Ford Dealership for that matter. I get stomach pains just thinking about it hurl.

Caddyshack

3,053 posts

170 months

Monday 5th April
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I met a bloke recently. When he was young and silly he was doing 65 in a 30 very late at night / early morning, silly set of events and he killed 2 people, he got 9 years. It is scary how being young and dumb could ruin your life and others...I used to drive like a complete tool aged 18.

BurtonLazars

540 posts

8 months

Monday 5th April
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Stick Legs said:
Getting caught when enjoying the upper reaches of my speedo!

Nothing else bothers me, it is nearly all within my gift to prevent and if the unthinkable happens and a lorry manages to blow out and force me off a bridge or some other horrendous event it is so statistically low that it's not worth thinking about.
I’m just quoting this, so I have it for future reference.

Chrishum

1,154 posts

32 months

Monday 5th April
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biggbn said:
trackdemon said:
Other drivers
This...
100% it's the one thing that is never in your control.

Chubbyross

1,823 posts

49 months

Monday 5th April
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Getting done for speeding. As someone who likes to press on it’s an annoying fear. I suspect it wouldn’t be as bad as my anxiety says, and I’ve been done before and it wasn’t that bad. But it’s always in my mind, which really annoys me.

Oh, and my engine grenading on me. I drive a 911 and Boxster and I’ve read too many horror stories.

swisstoni

10,592 posts

243 months

Monday 5th April
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Breaking down somewhere awkward.