NEW RESEARCH LINKING TEEN DRIVING BEHAVIORS TO ADHD AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH FACTORS
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute published new findings on the symptoms related to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, and depression and .how they affect teen driving behaviors. The research was conducted with 60 newly licensed teens in the state of Pennsylvania and utilized Simulators to complete the study.
The results of their analysis provided some interesting information, including
- Inattention was associated with more driving errors in the simulator, which include driving too fast, inadequate scanning and hazard detection, and following vehicles too closely
- Self-reported symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder were related to more self-reported risky driving behaviors
If you are interested in learning more about the study, you can find the article here.
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