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NBC Nightly News Talks to Youth-Nex Researcher about ADHD Teen Drivers

06/01/2012

Teen drivers with attention deficit disorder are at two to four times the risk for accidents than their peers. “They don’t pay attention to cars ahead of them, stop lights, cross traffic, and then all of a sudden, they’ll detect an emergency and then they impulsively react in a dangerous way,” said Dan Cox, associate director with Youth-Nex.

Studies show that using virtual reality driving simulators, like the ones being used in Dr. Cox’s research, and other measures, can help.