Counterintuitive

In a neat inversion of “time spent walking adds time to your life” (every minute spent walking adds three minutes to your life), time spent driving subtracts from your life. Twenty minutes of life lost per hour driven, in fact, just from the risk of dying in a car crash. This comes to us from a paper cheekily titled “Time Lost by Driving Fast,” by Donald A. Redelmeier and Ahmed M. Bayoumi.

That figure doesn’t even take into account the much higher risk of heart disease that drivers face. (h/t VTPI)

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