I am aware that kids with ADHD are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents due to their tendency to be impulsive and their difficulty with focusing. My daughter recently got her learner's permit, and is anxious to get her license. Recently, I read about a sustained release form of medication prescribed for ADHD teens, which could help them stay focused while driving. What can you tell me about the sustained release medications, the usual dosage and side effects? Do you see these medications as having a positive effect on teen drivers?
You might check with CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) to see if there is a branch in your community. You may be able to get some more information from their website http://www.chadd.org or call their toll-free number at 1-800-233-4050.