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What are the risks of driving in teens with ADHD?

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Driving poses special risks for teens with ADHD. The following behaviors associated with ADHD impose serious driving hazards:

Discuss driving privileges with your teen in relation to the overall ADHD treatment plan. It is your responsibility to establish rules and expectations for safe driving behaviors. Be sure to include a discussion about the risks of texting and talking on the phone while driving.

  • Inattention
  • Impulsivity
  • Risk-taking
  • Immature judgment
  • Need for stimulation

From: Parenting a Child With ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CHADD.org (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

National Resource Center on ADHD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

CHADD.org (Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

National Resource Center on ADHD.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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