Should teens with ADHD learn to drive?

03/27/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Learning to drive is a rite of passage that provides unique challenges for teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who may experience distractedness or impulsiveness -- two traits seen as dangerous in drivers. Researchers say teens with ADHD are two to four times more likely than those without the disorder to be involved in a car wreck. They recommend that maturity, medication, behavioral issues and other factors be considered by parents when determining when and if teens with ADHD should learn to drive.

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