It’s a sad story today that highlights the effects of PTSD on returning war veterans, but it also raises a question that might not be popular to ask: Should vets with PTSD be allowed to drive?
“They’ll do things like drive in the center of the road. This was something they were taught to do, to stay away from the sides. They’ll drive very fast, they’ll sometimes go through red lights,” Dr. Steve Woodward, who is directing a study in Palo Alto.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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