You’ve overcome a variety of challenges since you were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In fact, you are proud of the fact that you have dealt with the symptoms and completed many of the goals you have for yourself—including obtaining your motorcycle license. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle with ADHD can create obstacles, but being aware of them could prevent you from becoming involved in a Merriam motorcycle crash.

Avoid Cell Phone Use

Bikers are able to talk on their cell phones while riding with the use of headsets and ear pieces. Although some are able to multi-task and handle talking and staying focused on the road, those with ADHD should never attempt to. You may become so distracted by the phone conversation that you cause an accident.

Limit Distractions

One of the perks of a motorcycle is that you are able to ride with a passenger on the back of your bike. Doing so could be too distracting for a person with ADHD, therefore, riding alone may be the best option for you. Additionally, music comforts some drivers with the condition, whereas tunes in other bikers’ ears may cause them to lose focus. Figure out what works best for you before you get on the road.

Plan Ahead

Just about everyone makes poor choices when they are stressed or rushed. Avoid this possibility by planning out your route before you get on the road, so that you don’t become lost and panicked. Additionally, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Rushing and driving too fast could cause an accident.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.