How star signs affect the way you drive

Let’s hope the latest research about how star signs affect drivers is not taken up by insurers – or a lot of drivers with birthdays in October and November are likely to see their premiums go up.

According to the research by the AA, which compared birthdays with accident dates, Scorpios make more claims than drivers with other zodiac signs.Scorpios are born between October 23 and November 23 – and unfortunately their birthdays also coincide with clocks going back giving darker nights, Halloween and bonfire night.

And all those dates are regarded as ‘high risk’ by insurers as triggers for a surge in claims.

However the next worst set of drivers – Geminis – have no such excuse, nor do those born under the signs of Carpricorn, Libra, Taurus and Virgo, who came joint third.

Motorists making the least claims were Aries and Leos.

The AA’s Conor Faughnan explained Scorpios should not over worry about the results.

“To be honest we are rational and sceptical,” he said. “As major motor insurers you would hope that was true. The differences in risk rates based on your birthday are small, but it is fun to compare them.”

Here’s the list of how the different star signs ranked:

1 Scorpio

2 Gemini

3= Capricorn, Libra, Taurus and Virgo

4 Pisces

5= Cancer and Sagittarius

6 Aquarius

7 Leo

8 Aries

Drivers should not worry too much about insurers basing premiums on star signs – none of the major firms have plans to include the data in their calculations.

Insurers regularly make the comparison – in January, several claimed Pisceans were the most careful drivers with the lowest average premiums and Virgos were the worst drivers.

It just goes to show that no one should take what’s written in their stars too seriously as the information is open to a lot of interpretation.

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