Friday the 13th and Other Myths

It’s Friday the 13th again. Queue the suspenseful music and be on alert for knife-wielding individuals wearing hockey masks, right? Well, not quite but for the second time in 2013 we’ll all do our best to make it to Saturday the 14th. 

As we pointed out on Friday the 13th back in 2011, the bad rep attached to this date is nothing but a myth, and as a data-driven organization, SDOT doesn’t care much for tall tales. And there just happens to be a ton of transportation fiction out there to disprove. Check out what the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters crew has to say about the so-called myth that using your cell phone while driving is no different than driving under the influence in this three part series (hint: it’s not a myth):