The Telegram (St. John's)
Highway driving can cause anxiety
Recently, a young lady lost control of her vehicle on the Transcanada Highway, according to a news report on the radio. My condolences go out to her family, as I know what they must be going through at this difficult time.
Driving on the TCH can be unnerving, particularly with large vehicles whizzing past which many drivers find intimidating to a degree that it can cause a panic attack or nervous condition.
When this happens, one needs to get off to the shoulder of the highway and stop the vehicle; get out of the vehicle, say a prayer, do some physical exercises, and when one is composed but still unable to drive safely, then phone a relative or friend to come and rescue you.
Don’t attempt to drive. Wait for help to arrive. If you don’t have a cellphone, flag down a passing vehicle and some courageous person will come to your assistance.
David Jones Mount Pearl