Inexperience along with inattention can lead to disastrous outcomes for teenagers with ADHD when it comes to driving. Cellphones are big distractions when it comes to driving but besides that, there are other factors such as reaching for items such as snacks, etc can lead to accidents as well.

How Parenting Our New Teen Drivers?

Studies have found that 11% of the accidents happen due to reaching for kinds of stuff rather than 10% involving cellphones. Teenagers have limited driving experience and their youthful characteristics increase the risk for distractions during driving. In that case, experience with driving can help decide on what to do and what not to do.
Experienced drivers are likely better able to compensate for poorer driving while they are distracted than inexperienced drivers.

Key Takeaways:

Teen drivers with ADHD are a risk on the road.
Inexperienced drivers should put their phone in either the trunk or glovebox.
Model good driving behavior in front of your child.

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