The Worst Drivers Have This Zodiac Sign
Libras, hand over your car keys right now and no one will get hurt.
It was supposed to be a joke--a fun way to show that auto insurance companies vary widely in how they determine the amount of premiums to charge. Toronto-based InsuranceHotline.com, a Web site that quotes drivers on insurance rates, conducted a tongue-in-cheek study of 100,000 North American drivers' records from the past six years to predict good and bad driving behavior based on Zodiac signs. But the results have stunned the experts because they actually seem to mean something.
Lee Romanov, president of InsuranceHotline.com, admits she was surprised when she saw a definite pattern with certain astrological signs. "I didn't expect anything, but then I saw some signs got an overwhelming amount of tickets and other signs got an overwhelming amount of accidents, while other signs got a combination of both," she explained to the Canadian Press.
The worst drivers:
Libras, born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 22, are supposed to embody balance, harmony and consensus. But apparently this doesn't apply to the highway. According to the InsuranceHotline.com study, Libras have the most car crashes of any other Zodiac sign, followed by Aquarius and Aries. "As a motorist, you have to make snap decisions, and Libras are no good about making snap decisions," Romanov told the Canadian Press.
The best drivers:
Generous Leos, known for those huge egos and that innate desire to excel, turn out to be the best drivers, followed by Gemini and Cancer.
Who gets the most traffic tickets?
That would be Pisces, followed by Aries and Aquarius. Gemini, Sagittarius and Virgo get the least number of tickets.
So will the insurance industry pay attention to these findings? Hardly. But Romanov hopes it illustrates how arbitrary some insurance companies can be when determining their rates.
--From the Editors at Netscape