What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Driving?

January 27, 2011

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Virgos, known to be critical, meticulous and reserved, are also more likely to get into a car accident, according to Allstate Insurance, which recently compared claims data against the recently “revised” zodiac calendar.

Over the past year, Virgos were nearly 700 percent more likely to be in a car accident when compared to the determined and aware Scorpio, the best drivers in the study. Perhaps a Virgo’s shy, perfectionist nature leads to overly cautious and timid driving habits. By contrast, Scorpios were only involved in 1.5 percent of all accidents in 2010.

The “new” sign, Ophiuchus, faired well in the study as the second-safest drivers on the road. While the jury is still out on the exact characteristics of an Ophiuchus, most astrologers seem to indicate individuals born under this sign will be a bit luckier than the rest.

But, can an astrological sign really influence driving habits?

Generally, the signs with the fewest number of reported accidents were those associated with traits like “compassion,” “graciousness” and “resourcefulness” where those with more accidents tended to be more “uncompromising,” “arrogant” and “impatient.”

Below is a breakdown by Zodiac sign of the best and worst drivers on the road.

                                                            Number of drivers
                                       Key personality      involved in
    Sign         Birthdates            traits               accidents in 2010
                  November 23 -        Passionate,
    Scorpio       November 28          resourceful                      26,833
                  November 29 -        Wise, ambitious,
    Ophiuchus     December 17          lucky                            83,234
    Cancer       July 21 - August 9    sensitivity                     101,539
                  February 16 -March   Progressive,
    Aquarius      11                   independent                     106,878
                  October 31 -         Cooperative,
    Libra         November 22          gracious                        110,592
    Aries        April 17 - May 13     determination                   112,402
                  January 18 -         Responsible,
    Capricorn     February 15          disciplined                     128,005
                                       Short attention
    Gemini       June 20 - July 20     span, nervous                   136,904
                  December 18 -        Impatient,
    Sagittarius   January 17           idealistic                      154,477
                                       Fearful, overly
    Pisces       March 12 - April 16   trusting                        172,030
    Taurus       May 14 - June 19      possessive                      177,503
                  August 10 -          Arrogance,
    Leo           September 15         inflexibility                   179,657
                  September 16 -
    Virgo         October 30          Worry, shyness                   211,650

What do you think your sign says about your driving? Comment at www.facebook.com/allstate.

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