Do you have tunnel phobia? This podcast is for you
Are you scared of driving through a tunnel?
Sara Norris has noticed a peculiar driving habit: People seem to slow down as they are entering tunnels.
She's right! It's a real thing. On this episode of SoundQs, we look at the why that is.
One reason: fear. Studies suggest around 10-15 percent of the population experiences anxiety in tunnels and a smaller percentage, around 1-3 percent, experience something much more severe: traffic phobias.
Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.
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