Traffic Crashes, Violations, and Suspensions Among Young Drivers With ADHD


This study, led by PISC Senior Scholar Allison E. Curry, analyzed electronic health records from the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s licensing, crash, and violation databases in order to compare monthly rates of crashes, violations, and license suspensions for drivers with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It found that adolescents with ADHD were at particularly high crash risk in their initial months of licensure, perhaps due to engagement in preventable risky driving behaviors, and concluded that new and more comprehensive preventive approaches are critically needed.

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