Do more women die on the road on Friday the 13th?
A new study reveals that women are more likely than men to die from a traffic accident on Friday the 13th.
Näyhä Simo, from the Department of Public Health Science and General Practice at the University of Oulu in Finland, compared road casualties by sex and age from 1971 to 1997.
The adjusted risk ratio for dying on Friday the 13th compared with other Fridays is 1.02 for men but 1.63 for women. In fact, Simo estimated that about 38% of traffic deaths involving women on this day were attributable to Friday the 13th itself. Why? Largely because of anxiety from superstition.
So ladies, please relax behind the wheel and drive safely!