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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.

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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. 

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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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