For thousands of combat veterans, driving has become an ordeal. Once their problems were viewed mainly as a form of road rage or thrill seeking. But increasingly, erratic driving by returning troops is being identified as a symptom of traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder, or P.T.S.D. — and coming under greater scrutiny amid concerns about higher accident rates among veterans.
The New York Times today discusses how P.T.S.D. is affecting the driving effectiveness of returning service members. Image by Max Whittaker for The NY Times
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Back From War, Fear and Danger Fill Driver’s Seat, Byline: James Dao, January 10, 2012