Welcome Home – Drive Normally
A new study by USAA (an insurer that serves members of the military and their families) sheds light on a problem veteran’s face, that most of public doesn’t think twice about; driving to work.
The study took aim at veterans re-adjusting to rules of the road in theU.S., after returning from war-zones and hostile foreign roads. Although the general rules of the road are similar,U.S.troops have their own way of operating abroad. Whereas in the U.S. driving down the middle of the road, speeding, and rolling stop signs will land you in legal trouble, it is common procedure in Iraq and Afghanistan to avoid spontaneous conflicts.
The chart below illustrates the residual effects of combat driving that veterans bring home.
The study by USAA found that returning troops had 13 percent more at-fault accidents than before they left for service. The U.S. Army had the largest percentage change at 23, while the Marines showed a 12.3 percent increase.
The good news is that the USAA has stated it is not raising any insurance rates in regards to the findings of the study; raising awareness for military safety commanders was the only motive for the research.
To learn more and see the original articles, please visit: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/29/returning-u-s-soldiers-have-trouble-with-road-rules-at-home/#aol-comments and https://www.usaa.com/inet/ent_blogs/Blogs?action=blogpost&blogkey=newsroom&postkey=returning_troops_find_new_dangers