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Media Contact:Camillia M. Travia
Public Relations Specialist
June 12, 2017
Motor Vehicle Crash Risk for Teens With ADHD Much Lower Than Previously Reported
Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared to other newly licensed young drivers.