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5% Freak Out Opening the Door

I have always wondered just what driving hazards and challenges scare people the most.

The lack of such vital information has literally kept me up at night.

Thanks to Leasetrader.com, I can now get some sound sleep. Seems that American drivers are most afraid of drowning in their cars. All of 41% of 2,000 people polled told Leasetrader.com that they most feared escaping a submerged or sinking vehicle.

I can see that. The rest of the list is a bit disturbing, though:

• Driving with a tire blow out (18%)
• Driving in snow and ice (12%)
• Changing a tire (11%)
• Changing a blown fuse (6%)
• Jump starting a vehicle (5%)
• Changing your windshield wipers (3%)
• Driving with a stick shift (2%)
• Parallel parking (1%)
• Checking tire pressure (1%)

One percent are afraid to check their own tire pressure? Three percent can’t handle wiper blades? How did those even make the list? Where was “Vehicle engulfed in flames,” “Head-on collision,” or even “Pelted by bird droppings with the convertible top down”?

If you have comments to share, send to me at [email protected].

– Jim Smith

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