Teen drivers who have ADHD are more likely to encounter police at traffic stops than are their neurotypical peers. Studies have shown that young drivers with ADHD face an elevated risk for moving violation citations, and for serious traffic accidents.
This is likely due to ADHD’s symptoms of distractibility, inattention, and impulsivity.Encounters with law enforcement officials can be very stressful, and even dangerous, for people with ADHD who struggle to control emotions and impulses. It’s wise for parents and young drivers to prepare for this scenario before teens get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.Here are some tips to help young motorists stay calm and focused:[Free Guide: What You Need to Know About ADHD Medications]For families with young drivers who have ADHD, it is important to find an attorney who is knowledgeable about ADHD.Rosemary Hollinger, J.D., is an attorney.
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