Insurer USAA says troops have a tough time adjusting to stateside highways after a deployment, according to the New York Times.
USAA says troops cause 13 percent more accidents than usual in the six months following a deployment, the Times reported on Tuesday. When you look at just soldiers, the spike goes up to 23 percent.
It gets worse for troops who’ve gone on multiple deployments, the Times said.
At-fault accidents rose 36 percent for drivers who had deployed three or more times, for instance, compared with 27 percent for drivers with two deployments and 12 percent for those with one deployment.
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