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.
Key personality traits
Number of drivers involved in accidents in 2010
November 23 - November 28
November 29 - December 17
Wise, ambitious, lucky
July 21 - August 9
February 16 - March 11
October 31 - November 22
April 17 - May 13
January 18 - February 15
June 20 - July 20
Short attention span, nervous
December 18 - January 17
March 12 - April 16
Fearful, overly trusting
May 14 - June 19
August 10 - September 15
September 16 - October 30
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