“Do those with ADHD like me have a tendency to speed more when driving?”

Several things about ADHD promote bad driving (in general) and speeding (in particular). As others have mentioned:

  1. Stimulation-seeking
  2. Impatience
  3. Not paying attention to speed

And I’ll add:

  1. Running late because of (a) disorganization, (b) trying to do too many things at once, (c) not remembering to schedule travel time, (d) losing track of time
  2. Not noticing the speed limit signs

By chance, there’s a book titled, “Disciplined Attention.” It’s for remedial driving classes and not intended for ADHD, but the content fits us plenty!


I wrote this post in reply to a question on Quora. See here for more answers: