Motorists with a fear of Friday the 13th are being advised it is one of the safest days of the year to drive.
A new survey by Chill insurance, shows that claims from motor accidents are no more common on Friday the 13th, than on any other day of the week, or any other Friday in the year.
New research shows a 14% decrease in road accidents where Fridays fell on the 13th of the month.
According to Chill this suggests that fears about bad luck may actually have a positive impact on driving behaviour, making our roads safer
The insurer released the results to ally the fears of those suffering from paraskevidekatriaphobia ahead of next Friday.
Les Brannick, head of customer service at Chill Insurance, says that accidents happen every day of the week, and that Friday 13th does not appear to be statistically any more risky than any other day.
“Accidents happen, and the message is to take care to protect yourself and your belongings all year round. Make sure you have insurance to cover your individual needs, and contact your insurer straight away if you do have an accident or need a claim to make. Insurers deal with unlucky incidents and accidents all year round, and are generally very practical and helpful”, the Chill Insurance expert says.