11 September 2006
Idle good hands are the devil's playground
In the current Entertainment Weekly (#895/896), Allstate Insurance has an ad (page 119) which asks "What's your road sign?"
"The fact is," they say, "a Virgo is more likely to get into an auto accident than any other astrological sign." These are the overall rankings, "from best to 'maybe you should walk':"
I'd hate to be the actuarial type who has to corroborate this stuff.
And while looking for some sort of corroboration, I found this, dated 28 June 2005:
Shy and retiring sensitive Cancerians are renowned for being tough cookies behind their delicate exteriors and being at the wheel obviously brings them out of their shell a third of people born under this sign have made an insurance claim.
Fast and furious Leos reported the highest number of accidental damage claims in fact Leos and Cancers are more than twice as likely to submit claims as drivers born under the astrological signs of Gemini, Sagittarius or Pisces.
Despite being safe drivers, notoriously inconsistent Geminis are careless with security and make the most number of claims for theft. Aries, famous for putting themselves first, have turned this to everyone's advantage with their excellent history of no claims they are helping to keep overall premiums low.
Frisky and critical Virgos are obviously too busy thinking, with a quarter admitting to being distracted while driving.
Contrariwise, this article, from 27 June 2005, claims that Geminis are the worst drivers, with Capricorns the best.
I am, of course, skeptical of all this stuff, but you should expect no less from a Sagittarius.Posted at 8:16 AM to Driver's Seat
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