LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Is Friday the 13th an unlucky driving day?
A study done in Australia showed drivers are 10 percent more likely to crash on Fridays in general.
“Fridays are a little bit worse because people are rushing to get out of town. They’re not paying attention to what they’re doing, they got their plans for the weekend,” Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mark Campbell said.
According to a study conducted in Germany, crashes happen 60 percent more often on Friday the 13th, and similarly a British study found accidents on Friday the 13th send 52 percent more people to the hospital.
Some locals believe it’s just superstition.
“I don’t think it’s true, I think it’s just kind of like a fluke,” a local said.
Even though they didn’t give definitive numbers, three different towing companies who help clean-up crashes on the freeway told CBS2/KCAL9’s Chase Cain Friday has been busier than usual.