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What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Driving? Shy and Cautious Virgos more likely to get into an accident, according to Allstate

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.


Sign

Birthdates

Key personality traits

Number of drivers involved in accidents in 2010

Scorpio

November 23 - November 28

Passionate, resourceful

26,833

Ophiuchus

November 29 - December 17

Wise, ambitious, lucky

83,234

Cancer

July 21 - August 9

Compassion, sensitivity

101,539

Aquarius

February 16 - March 11

Progressive, independent

106,878

Libra

October 31 - November 22

Cooperative, gracious

110,592

Aries

April 17 - May 13

Impatience, determination

112,402

Capricorn

January 18 - February 15

Responsible, disciplined

128,005

Gemini

June 20 - July 20

Short attention span, nervous

136,904

Sagittarius

December 18 - January 17

Impatient, idealistic

154,477

Pisces

March 12 - April 16

Fearful, overly trusting

172,030

Taurus

May 14 - June 19

Uncompromising, possessive

177,503

Leo

August 10 - September 15

Arrogance, inflexibility

179,657

Virgo

September 16 - 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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