Turns out the soccer mom in the 6,000 lbs SUV cutting you off on the way to work is actually the safest driver on the road. Especially on Wednesdays. In February. In Boston. Before you scream, we know the press still thinks "skill" and "safe" are synonyms. But here's the big news; men are 77% more likely to die in an accident than women given the same number of miles driven. Why? According the study's author, "men do stupider things." Which is sort of like announcing that water is wet. Also noteworthy, if you are a 21 to 24-year-old male and a ride a motorcycle between midnight and 4:00 am, you are 45,000 times more likely to die than an average driver. We recommend you start smoking.

Risk of death higher for male drivers; elderly women more likely to die than teenage boys [AP]

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