1nfluence Driver Training logoLearn, improve or return to driving with us.
We offer specialist support if you have high anxiety, specific needs, or if you just find learning to drive especially challenging.

Map of UK showing Kent
Covering Kent, Medway and
most of Surrey & Sussex

Learning to Drive with ADHD / ADD

Learning to Drive with ADHD or ADD graphic

Adults learning to drive with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) have many challenges with inattentiveness and distractibility, and once they have passed their driving test they tend to be at greater risk of having accidents and receiving traffic tickets.

Difficulties relating to ADHD / ADD that affect driving include inattention, impulsivity, risk-taking and poor judgement, any of which can lead to poor reactions to other drivers or changing traffic conditions.

Drivers with ADHD / ADD are particularly at risk from distractions during periods of low stimulus such as long-distance and motorway driving, where high speeds can further raise the chance of accidents.

Distraction can also be found in simple things even on shorter journeys, including changing radio stations, checking make-up, drinking, eating, talking with another person in the car. Parents who drive young children need to be aware of distractions caused by children or from in-vehicle entertainment systems designed for their back seat occupants. When coping with the symptoms of ADD / ADHD, these factors increase the risks of poor driving and can lead to car accidents.

In addition, drivers with ADHD / ADD may also tend to overestimate their driving abilities, and although adults with ADHD / ADD with more years of driving practice have an advantage over younger people driving with ADHD / ADD, the symptoms can cause problems for drivers throughout their driving careers.

Drivers affected by ADHD / ADD need to be especially aware of their own driving abilities as part of the management of their condition, and they can benefit greatly from understanding how their ADHD / ADD symptoms affect their driving.

How 1nfluence Driver Training can help

1nfluence Driver training have many years’ experience of driver training for people with ADHD / ADD and other specific needs.

For people who drive with ADHD / ADD, sometimes it can be straightforward techniques like leaving mobile phones turned off, along with not eating or drinking while driving, which can help to increase attention and prevent accidents. Knowing driving routes beforehand and being familiar with directions to the destination will help limit impulsivity.

Depending on your individual specific symptoms, our driver training may need to focus on specific symptoms of ADHD / ADD, such as controlling negative emotions or improving attention. In addition, taking stimulant medication as part of a treatment plan can greatly improve the driving performance of many adults with ADHD / ADD.

Single lessons are available from £58 per hour.

If you’ve got any questions about learning to drive with ADHD / ADD, why not get in touch with Lin at 1nfluence Driver Training on 07780 708 706 or email .

What’s happening?

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Testimonial - Lara Smith
Before learning to drive I was always nervous and hesitant. My left leg remained weak after a previous injury and I couldn't control the clutch. I'd had 2 lessons in a manual car with another instructor, which really didn't work out. This allowed me to realise that driving an automatic was what I needed.
When I found Lin it was a big relief as she was able to support me with my driving AND the anxiety I felt behind it. Lin really helped me to face my fears when dealing with the challenges of driving, while in a supportive and patient environment. She helped me make driving stress free and just focus on driving safely and smoothly.
I passed my test first time and will always be thankful for Lin's help and support.
Thankyou Lin, Lara xx
... See MoreSee Less

Useful info for ADIs and those drivers still to pass the Theory and Hazard Perception Tests!

Audrey Batchelor (in case you’ve lost Chris’ contact details, they’re at the end of this video)
... See MoreSee Less

Happy Easter everyone

#easter #easterbunny #eastereggs #easterholidays
... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Greg Aldridge on his recent theory test pass. Greg has worked incredibly hard to get to this point and it means a huge amount to him to have reached this point. But now we need to do that last bit of tweeking to ensure he's ready for that pink licence!! It wont be long now....... if we can get a decent test date!

#DriveCalm #coaching #relaxation #breathingexercises #breathingtechniques #selftalk #deaf #deafawareness #driving #drivinglessons #drivingtest #adhd #anxiety #anxietysupport #ASD #confidence #deaf #dyslexia #dyspraxia #eastgrinstead #edenbridge #hurstgreen #neurodiversity #oxted #redhill #sevenoaks #theorytest #Tourette #tunbridgewells #westerham
... See MoreSee Less

Load more

Member of the Motor Schools Association

IAM Roadsmart Advanced Driver - Aiming to improve driving standards

Member of online site preparing drivers for the UK Driver Theory Test

Pass Plus registered

Member of the Confident Drivers website - Offering additional support for nervous & anxious drivers

Driving Standards Agency
Fully Qualified & Approved Driving Instructor

ROSPA Advanced Driver - Encouraging an interest in road safety, standards and skills