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Agyrophobia (or Dromophobia[1]) is a case of specific phobia, the irrational fear that crossing roads will cause bodily harm to oneself, even if no actual threat is posed.[2][3][4]

This phobia is considered independent from the fear of cars, as even crossing a deserted intersection still initiates the fear reaction.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Boyd, L.M. (29 November 1995). "These French cities have North African air". Curiosity Shop (The Victoria Advocate, Texas, USA). pp. 4D. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  2. ^ Dobson, Roger (18 January 1998). "Don't panic - it's only a phobia". The Independent on Sunday, London, UK. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  3. ^ Salter, Rosa (5 September 1999). "FEARS RUN RAMPANT ON CALIFORNIA PHOBIA-PHILE'S OFFBEAT WEB PAGE". The Morning Call, Pennsylvania, USA (susbcription required). Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  4. ^ Gupta, Tanuja Das (18 September 2001). "Meow Meow: The Road Not Taken...". The Times of India, Mumbai, India. Retrieved 2009-08-16.