ADHD in the Driver’s Seat – Fasten Your Seatbelts!
Psych Central - almost 5 years
The Ford Focus. I'll say no more.
Since at least 1993, research about the dangers associated with ADHD and teen drivers has been piling up faster than cars at the Indie 500. Even so, judging from a recent NY Times online article (Learning to Drive With A.D.H.D., by John O’Neil, March 26, 2012) it’s still news. Why?
I’m glad that the issue is getting media coverage. I’m disappointed that the association between ADHD and risky driving (especially in adolescents) isn’t common knowledge by now.
How many accidents, from fender-benders to fatal, might have been prevented had this info been made public when it was first recognized?
For the most part, O’Neil’s article is informative, well-researched, and encouraging. It might even save lives. That said, I was frustrated I couldn’t comment on it online, so I’m doing it here.
We can’t remedy the past, but let’s get it right now
The article is mostly fantastic, but I choked when I read the suggestion that an ADHD teen should narr
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