Posts Tagged ‘ADHD and driving’

Are Teen Drivers With ADHD More Risky?

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulty concentrating, which can mean trouble when they start driving, according to a post by Eric Evarts on the Consumer Reports Cars Blog.

Evarts quotes Greg Fabiano, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, who is conducting ongoing research into ADHD driver safety. Check out the post, which also discusses teen-parent driving contracts, defensive-driving clinics and the dangers — for ANY driver — of texting and driving. I love how Consumer Reports places so much emphasis on driver safety. Lots of great info for parents there.

Full disclosure: In addition to being the mom of a son who gets his driving permit in June(!), I’m also the social-media reporter for Consumer Reports. You can find me on Twitter at @CReporter. (Follow @kathysena for my personal acct, too. See you there!)