The Highway: Charmed Life

The least likely person to have an accident, according to a National Safety Council study of 1962 statistics on 16 U.S. turnpikes, is a woman, either under 20 or over 55, driving on an icy highway between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on a misty Wednesday in February. The most likely candidate for siren and stretcher is a young man of 24 or 25, driving on a dry pavement at 5 p.m. on a Friday in July.

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