One thing about safety, you can make yourself safe from fake threats. I’m human, so I’m afraid of things that I don’t need to be scared of. One thing that really gives me the willies is biking across bridges, particularly big, long bridges. I see myself going over the side. It’s like my spine is locked over the ice and every breeze gets to me. As it happens I have the same problem with driving.
Pretty sure that if I knew the stats and reacted rationally, bridges would be no problem. The problem word there is rationally.
The answer her is to confront the fear repeatedly, and I can say this works. We vacation in New Smyrna Beach and there are a few long bridges down there crossing the Inter-coastal waterway. When I’m down there for the week and I’ve reached the point where I’ve gone over one of them about 3 times, the crossing gets much easier. Funny thing though, next year it’s back full force.
Irrational fear really knows how to dig in!