Friday 13th Safer Than Average Friday

Reuters: “Dutch statisticians have established that Friday 13th, a date regarded in many countries as inauspicious, is actually safer than an average Friday.”

They answer (sort of) the most obvious next question: “I find it hard to believe that it is because people are preventatively more careful or just stay home, but statistically speaking, driving is a little bit safer on Friday 13th,” CVS statistician Alex Hoen told the Verzekerd insurance magazine.

Not sure why he field it hard to believe that people who think the date unlucky would alter their behavior.

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