Teen Driver Safety:  Getting On the Road

 

Driving with ADHD

DrivingMBA’s Kathleen Ryan, was recently quoted in a New York Times Article regarding driving with Aspergers.  Below are two links from that article:

Learning to Drive with A.D.H.D.

The Challenge of Driving with Asperger’s

Dr. Greg Fabiano from the University of Buffalo has been working with teenagers with ADHD for years.  Click below to read his paper:   Driving Intervention for ADHD.  This study was with a small sample of licensed teens and their parents.   He recently received a grant for $2.5 million dollars to run a 5 year study with students living with ADHD.  Click here.

Driving Intervention for ADHD

 How much does it cost to add a teen to your insurance policy?

Parents pay an average 44 percent more for insuring one vehicle when they add a teen driver to their car insurance policies, according to an Insurance.com analysis of car insurance quotes.  Click here for more information.

The Necessity of Driver Training

Cordula Hodgins was born in Warstein,Germany and immigrated to the United States in 2003, together with her daughters Joy-Ann and Shannen.  They lived in Washington State for a short period of time and then relocated to Scottsdale.

In 2007, she was involved in a car crash on the Loop 202 when traffic suddenly slowed down.  The driver of a pick-up truck hit the rear end of her car which caused her to go into a complete spin.  Surprisingly, nobody else was hit during that scenario.  The driver admitted to the police that he was speeding, talking on his cellphone and therefore distracted. Cordula’s car was soon fixed, but she was traumatized by the incident.

In the beginning of 2010, Cordula went back to college.  Her English class required her to write a research paper and she quickly chose a topic.  Being a mother of two novice teen drivers, she wanted to share alarming facts and to stress the need for comprehensive driver education for novice teen drivers in the State of Arizona.

Driving is a Privledge Not a Right

Studies and Articles

AD/HD and Teens for Parents

Dangers of Distracted Driving for Teens (Video)

Teen ADHD Drivers: Establishing Safe Driving Habits, September 13, 2010 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Reducing the Crash Risk for Young Drivers (AAA)

Allstate Chronic Report

Failing Our Children (Auto Week Article)

GHSA Teen Study