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How to Overcome the Fear of Driving in Thailand

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A lot of people are afraid to drive for the first time. This is completely understandable because driving can be scary. A lot is going on in your mind during your first lessons, and it's not always easy to remember everything you need to know. From choosing car insurance to learning traffic rules. Many new drivers find themselves worrying about being judged or making mistakes. If this sounds familiar, don't worry! You're not alone; everyone was once a beginner at something. But just like with any other skill, practice makes perfect—and there are ways you can make yourself more comfortable behind the wheel before your first test drive:

Taking the wheel for the first time can be scary.

It's natural to be nervous, and there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself. Remember that your instructor has been in this situation before and will know how to handle it. It's not that they're any better at driving than you are, but they will be more experienced at managing the process of teaching someone how to drive.

They might also help you relax by preparing ahead of time. Talk with them about what kind of car you'll use (and if there are any special considerations) so that they have an idea of what equipment they need and where everything should go before class starts. This makes it easier for both parties when things get busy later on down the line!

So much goes on in your mind during your first lessons.

It's normal to feel nervous about driving for the first time. You're learning a new skill, so you'll be slightly out of your comfort zone. You're also in a new world with people who are driving around you, possibly doing things you don't know how to do or aren't sure about what they mean when they do them.

That's why it's important not to let that fear get in the way of learning how to drive—for your safety and the safety of everyone else on the road. It's easy for these thoughts and feelings to take over during your lessons and cause problems later down the line, so here are some ways you can overcome them:

  • Remind yourself that everyone feels this way sometimes; it doesn't mean anything is wrong with you!
  • Talk through any worries with your instructor or family member who will be accompanying you (if applicable). They'll understand where they're coming from because they've been there as well!

Remember that everyone was once a beginner.

There was a time when you were a beginner at everything. You didn’t know how to eat with a knife and fork, how to tie your shoes, or even how to use the toilet. All of these tasks were new and difficult for you at first, but now they are second nature. Driving is no different: it will take time before you feel comfortable behind the wheel.

Don't worry about being judged.

Don't worry about being judged.

When you're learning to drive, there's a lot of pressure on you to get it right the first time. You're likely to be a little nervous and that's completely normal! But don't let that anxiety keep you from making mistakes or driving in a way that makes sense for your body and your experience level. The most important thing is to keep going forward, even if what you do isn't perfect—and even if it seems like other people are watching closely and judging everything about your performance as they watch (they probably aren't).

Worrying won't do you any favors.


Worrying will not help you learn faster, drive better, or pass your test. It will only make you more nervous and unfocused. If you're worrying about something, try to turn your attention to something else instead: focus on the road ahead of you, or take a deep breath and center yourself in the present moment.

Do your research.

It's important to know the local laws and regulations when it comes to driving. You'll want to know what types of vehicles are allowed on the road, how long you need to wait between getting your license and taking the road test, and what insurance options are available.

You can also do research by looking up different types of vehicles that interest you and reading reviews from other drivers. If you decide on a particular car or type of car, read all about it so that when it comes time for your driving test, you'll be ready with plenty of information about how each one works.

Practice regularly.

The most important thing to remember is that there's no reason to be afraid. If you'll just take the time to practice regularly, you'll feel more confident in your abilities and ready for the road ahead. Don't give up! You can do it!

But don't worry—you're not alone. Many people have felt your fear before you and they've found their way out of it. You can too! So let's get started.

First, don't worry about being afraid of other drivers on the road or what they might say about your driving skills (if they even notice). These things are not under your control, so don't waste any energy worrying about them. Instead, focus on yourself and how much progress you've made thus far. Have faith in yourself and believe that one day soon everyone will think of you as a great driver; maybe even better than their parents! Just think how cool that would be.

Nextly: stop worrying about getting lost or making mistakes while driving—it happens to everyone at some point or another (and probably more often than we'd like). The best way for anyone who suffers from anxiety over driving would probably benefit from taking some kind of relaxation technique classes before getting behind the wheel again; which leads me nicely to my next tip: don't be afraid of asking for help when needed!

You will get better with time and experience.

The more you drive and the more experience you gain, the better a driver you will become. This is true for any skill that needs practice, including driving. As a beginner driver, though, it’s important not to push yourself too hard and get frustrated. Take your time and don’t do anything that makes you uncomfortable or anxious.

One of the best ways to keep improving your skills as a new driver is by taking lessons from a qualified instructor who can teach you proper techniques for operating a vehicle safely in all sorts of situations—including bad weather conditions or heavy traffic jams. You can also ask them about different types of vehicles so that when it comes time for purchase decisions later on down the line (whether this means buying your car or paying someone else), there won't be any surprises along those lines either!


If you are ready to learn how to drive, the best thing that you can do is take a step back from your nerves and focus on what's important. You need to practice regularly and make sure that you have all the knowledge needed to pass your test. Don't worry about being judged by other drivers or passengers; everyone was once a beginner... and they still are!

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