3 Tips for Getting Behind the Wheel Again After a Car Crash

If you've been in a car accident, it can feel anxiety-provoking to drive again. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to regain your confidence and prepare yourself for getting behind the wheel. Here are a few tips.

How to Overcome a Fear of Driving After a Car Accident  

1. Journal & Share Your Story

Write down what happened during the accident from the beginning to the end, focusing on how you felt throughout the ordeal. Putting the story in chronological order will help you deal with the difficult emotions and face the trauma. Repeat this process until the crash doesn't feel as emotionally charged. If this is too difficult, consider working with a therapist who has experience in trauma recovery. 

Next, talk to family and friends about the experience, emphasizing that you're safe now. This will reduce the intrusive thoughts and ease the nervousness and fear.