Articles, hints, tips and advice about driving nerves and anxiety for learner drivers and ADIs

The Confident Drivers blog is written for nervous drivers, learner drivers as well as driving instructors looking for ideas to support their clients.  

You might have passed your test but still be scared of driving, or aspects of driving such as fear of driving on the motorway or perhaps you are nervous about driving alone for the first time.

Or you may be a learner driver who is nervous about your first driving lesson or driving lessons in general.  Perhaps you are looking for ways to gain more driving confidence or ways to stay calm before and during your driving test.

If you experience driving anxiety then we would like to help so if you can not find an article that answers questions about your experience please get in touch and we will offer you our advice (and add a new blog article on the subject).

Driving anxiety makes me scared to drive long distance

Does the idea of driving long distances fill you with anxiety and worry?  Read our tips to help you manage your long-distance driving anxiety.

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things to do if you are waiting for driving lessons

Ways to keep learning when you are unable to have driving lessons

Your driving goals are likely to need to be more flexible in 2020. So how can you keep learning and feel prepared for your driving lessons and test if you are waiting for driving lessons?

Build your driving confidence

Increasing your belief in your capability to drive will, in turn, increase your driving confidence. So how do we do that? Self-efficacy theory suggests that self-confidence or belief in your abilities is dependent on several key factors...

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how can mindfulness help driving nerves

How mindfulness can help you prepare for your driving test

You are probably already being mindful while driving without even realising it! It is a skill we all have and use every day without realising and it can help you become a better driver.

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Stress Management solutions for driving anxiety:

How relaxation exercises help driving nerves

How relaxation exercises help driving nerves

Did you know relaxation helps reduce driving nerves? Practising relaxation exercises before driving lessons can help you stay calmer throughout your lesson ...

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Why is the out breath calming?

Why is the out breath calming?

Learning some simple breathing exercises will help you to calm driving nerves, stress and anxiety quickly whenever you need to

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Are Limiting beliefs holding you back?

Are Limiting beliefs holding you back?

Are your limiting beliefs affecting your driving? Are you struggling with driving lesson nerves? According to Jack Handey "A belief is just a thought that you think over ...

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Articles for nervous drivers:

Build your driving confidence

Build your driving confidence

Increasing your belief in your capability to drive will, in turn, increase your driving confidence. So how do we do that? Self-efficacy theory suggests that self-confidence or belief in your abilities is dependent on several key factors...

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Have you considered hypnotherapy for your driving nerves?

Have you considered hypnotherapy for your driving nerves?

If you struggle with driving anxiety or driving test nerves you may well have wondered if hypnotherapy can help

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Are Limiting beliefs holding you back?

Are Limiting beliefs holding you back?

Are your limiting beliefs affecting your driving? Are you struggling with driving lesson nerves? According to Jack Handey "A belief is just a thought that you think over ...

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Articles for driving instructors:

Tips for ADIs to share with students

Tips for ADIs to share with students

Most learner drivers experience nerves on the day of their driving test so here is our advice on how driving instructors can help their pupils calm nerves to keep them at a manageable level

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How does stress affect learner driver behaviour?

How does stress affect learner driver behaviour?

How do stress, emotions and learning influence a learners driving during lessons? We can take a learner driver at a roundabout as an example... 

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Why is learning to drive stressful?

Why is learning to drive stressful?

Why is learning to drive stressful? The word stress has become part of our everyday language with people using it to describe themselves, work or modern life.

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Articles for learner drivers:

Advice for parents giving driving lessons

Advice for parents giving driving lessons

Are you a parent giving driving lessons to a household member? If so then you may find advice from driving training experts helpful...

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Do you get the most out of your driving lessons, ensuring you pass quickly?

Do you get the most out of your driving lessons, ensuring you pass quickly?

Have you ever gone through the motions on a driving lesson?  Doing just enough - or maybe you don't, and as a result, you don't achieve anything and feel that you've wasted your time...

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What is the best mindset for learning to drive?

What is the best mindset for learning to drive?

Are you in the best state of mind to learn how to drive? Do you love your driving lessons or does just the thought of them make you feel nervous?

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