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Returning Troops Learn How to Drive...Again

Driving simulator
Alison St John
Driving simulator

I live near Camp Pendleton, and when I'm driving on the freeway I often get passed by speeding motorcycles or cars with stickers identifying the driver as a Marine. And I'm sure we all feel a knot at the pit of our stomachs when we read about another servicemember killed in an auto accident soon after returning home from deployment.

It turns out car accidents are a leading cause of death for troops returning home from combat, according to KPBS news reporter Alison St John. Alison did a fascinating story about an amazing new driving simulator at Scripps Encinitas that helps servicemembers relearn the safe way to drive after possibly suffering mild brain trauma in combat.

CLICK HERE to listen to Alison's story.

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