Our expert says:
And, of course, when you're worrying about an accident, you'll be LESS alert and driving less well ! Fortunately, this can be very effectively helped. Its fairly common for people, after a very frightening experience, especially one in which you may have freared you'd die, even if you weren't actually physically harmed, to develop various reactions, including a kind of phobia, making it hard to drive with confidence.
A psychologist would probably be the best to see, if they can provide Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) a form of talking therapy which can help you free yourself from these fears, to increase your confidence and ability to drive well, and to enjoy driving. Medications might also help, but I would start with the psychologist, as many meds might make you drowsy or might make concentrating more difficult
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