The drawn-out wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left a generation of returning veterans with physical disabilities, psychological trauma and general difficulty returning to civilian life. Some struggles such as the loss of a limb are visible. But even vets with no visible injuries still struggle to readjust when they return home.
One problem facing many returning soldiers is re-learning how to drive safely on American roads. Recent studies have shown that the fatal car accident rate among returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is 75 percent higher than among the civilian population. The risk increases with each of a veteran's additional tours in a combat zone.