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Deployment Increases Accident Risk for Returning Troops

The increase in at-fault accidents was greatest for Army veterans, whose rate increased 23 percent, according to a study by USAA Insurance.

Troops returning from deployment are more likely to cause car accidents, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times article cites a study by USAA Property and Casualty Insurance Group, a major insurer for military families. 

The insurance company compared each study participant’s driving records for the six months prior to deployment with their experience after returning to the U.S. USAA found a 13 percent increase in at-fault accidents for troops within the first six months of returning from deployment. The increase in at-fault accidents was greatest for Army veterans, whose rate increased 23 percent, followed by Marines at 12.5 percent, Navy veterans at 3 percent and Air Force veterans at 2 percent.

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