It's refreshing when a staid company like Allstate Insurance is willing to use its vast bank of statistics to amuse us. The company did so last week by issuing a press release that attempted to use zodiac signs and its claims history to determine unsafe and safe drivers, using the recently revised zodiac calendar.
Unfortunately for Allstate, it had to quickly issue another press release explaining that the comparison was not to be taken seriously. Nonetheless, for those who do take zodiac signs seriously, here are the conclusions in that study.The least likely drivers to get into accidents? According to the study, Scorpios, followed by those born in Ophiuchus, Cancer, Aquarius and Libra. However, there is a statistical problem with the study; the number of days encompassed by each sign varies, but this was not taken into account.
Here is our adjusted list:
As you can see, there is still a considerable difference between the driving of Aries and Cancer. Could this be attributed to their natures? Aries are impatient and determined, according to Allstate's release, hardly the personality types one would expect to drive cautiously.
Those born in Cancer, on the other hand, are said to have compassion and sensitivity, which one would think would make them better drivers.
Could it be that this all is, as the Allstate retraction implies, hogwash? If you're a Pisces, you might not think so, since you're supposedly overly trusting.
How does your sign jibe with your driving safety record?
Can Zodiac Signs Predict Safe Drivers?