Young drivers with ADHD 36% more likely to have an accident, study says

 ADHD in the News 2017-06-15

Adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are 36% more likely than other adolescent drivers to get into a car accident, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Previous research has found much higher rates of crash risks for young people with ADHD...The new study's authors noted that the earlier research had limitations, such as using small samples of teens from specialty clinics and relying on self- and parent-reported accidents.