Driving Anger and Driving Behavior in Adults With ADHD

The authors examine where, in the context of driving by individuals with ADHD, negative driving outcomes are associated with anger. Risky, aggressive, and crash-related behavior and angry thoughts, driving anger expression, and driving anger behind the wheel measures were completed by ADHD adults (n=56). Two non-ADHD control groups were compared to ADHD adult results: one from college students (n=432) who completed all instruments, the other from the same community as the ADHD sample (n=106), who did not complete all instruments. Less adaptive and constructive anger expression and more driving anger and aggressive vehicle use expression were reported by ADHD participants than non-ADHD peers. More losses of vehicular control and concentration and higher rates of being unsafe, risky, and angry behind the wheel were reported by adults with ADHD than college students. The authors discuss results relating to problems associated with drivers with ADHD.

  • Authors:
    • Richards, Tracy L
    • Deffenbacher, Jerry L
    • Rosen, Lee A
    • Barkley, Russell A
    • Rodricks, Trisha
  • Publication Date: 2006-8


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 54-64
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  • Accession Number: 01055358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2007 11:14AM