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Agyrophobia (or Dromophobia[1]) is a type of specific phobia, the irrational fear that crossing streets will cause bodily harm to oneself, even if no actual threat is posed.[2][3][4] The fear is suffered due to greater difficulty moving through crowded pedestrian alongside busy streets. Even fear sufferers would still drive cars, but will avoid walking on streets, meaning they will avoid sporting events, political rallies, and shopping where they're often crowded.

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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  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 (subscription 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.