An excellent article on this subject was written for Attention! Magazine by Dr. Marlene Snyder and Rae Hemphill. Snyder and Hemphill discuss the importance of parents establishing rules and expectations for safe driving behavior. They remind us that driving is a privilege -- not a right -- of teens, and that parents need to be certain that their children have sufficient skills and a sense of responsibility before handing over the car keys. Since parents of kids with ADHD are more likely to incur higher insurance rates, the authors give helpful advice on how to get proper insurance protection for your child (and yourself) and offer cost-saving suggestions. Their article also discusses the legal and behavioral implications of teens, like your son, who take prescription medication. You're right to be thinking about this important issue now, before you put your son behind the wheel of a potentially lethal vehicle.
Driving and ADHD
LD and ADD/ADHD Expert Advice from Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.