ADHD alone can be a difficult thing to live with. Not only do you have a hard time sitting still, but you also have a hard time concentrating on things that really matter. This is the case for a lot of teenagers that are in the driving age, but have not quite yet made it to getting the license due to the fact that they have ADHD to battle as well.
Not only can communication while learning to drive be tough to handle since you’re in many places all at once, but the things that you have to remember while driving is also something that is notably tough for just about anyone, but more so for someone that is suffering from ADHD. The experience that they have learning to drive can not only be frustrating but it can also be something that makes you scared and not want to try to drive ever again.
Big traffic areas and intersections can be one of those places where no one wants to be unless you’re a comfortable, seasoned driver and you know how it works and where everyone is going but for someone that is just learning – this can be a scary reality for them.
Many teens want a license, even those that have these cognitive problems but seem to have a hard time passing the driving test, no matter how many times they go out there and practice with someone – they just have a hard time and it is that simple. There is a lot to keep in your mind at all times and certain situations can become pretty scary, not to mention the person in the vehicle with you that you do not know that is watching your every move – that is enough to make anyone scared.
Not only have those teens with ADHD been studied, but those with autism and Aspergers as well. All of these student drivers seem to have a hard time grasping driving.
Of course, many of them will continue to take the road test – three, four, even five times – in hopes of passing and maybe doing just a bit better this time around. Practice does make perfect and these teens know that each and every time they go out with their parents, relatives or family friends to try driving and perfecting the skill. Of course, this is not a bad thing when you think about it since by the time they are ready and pass – they should be pretty good at the road ahead.
One of the biggest problems that those with ADHD face is their inattention to where they are going and what they are doing – if they can get over this and perhaps concentrate on the things ahead of them – they might do just fine when they are a bit older.
A lot of people are saying that with the distractions found on the road and inside the vehicles, perhaps it might not be a good thing to let teens or other parties drive or have a license if they are not able to pay attention to the road ahead.