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Old 12-14-2006, 11:12 PM   #1
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Talking sweet maybey auto companies can adopt this great idea?!?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061214/...gy_driving1_dc

So, what's your sign? You crash here often?
TORONTO, Dec 13 (Reuters Life!) - Never mind how careful you are behind the wheel or how long you've been driving, the signs of the zodiac may be bigger factors behind your ability to avoid car crashes -- or why you have too many.

According to a study by InsuranceHotline.com, a Web site that quotes drivers on insurance rates, astrological signs are a significant factor in predicting car accidents.

The study, which looked at 100,000 North American drivers' records from the past six years, puts Libras (born September 23-October 22) followed by Aquarians (January 20-February 18) as the worst offenders for tickets and accidents

Leos (July 23-August 22) and then Geminis (May 21-June 20) were found to be the best overall.

"I was absolutely shocked by the results," said Lee Romanov, president of Toronto-based InsuranceHotline.com, who also wrote the book "Car Carma" which touches on the correlation between astrological signs and driving ability while doing the study.

Romanov originally wanted to have some fun by examining astrological signs as a possible cause for the variance between insurance companies quoting high and low rates but didn't expect to find anything interesting.

"Now, changing postal codes is far less significant to me than drivers of certain astrological signs," she told Reuters on Wednesday.

Even age, another variable for determining insurance rates, is less of a consideration to Romanov. The cutoff line for being considered a higher risk driver is 24 years of age; 25-year-olds are considered not-high risk.

"I'd rather get into a car with a 24-year-old Leo than a 25-year-old Aries," Romanov said.

Leos, described along with the study results on InsuranceHotline.com/a10.html, are "generous, and comfortable in sharing the roadway."

Aries, on the other hand, "have a 'me first' childlike nature that drives Aries into trouble."

"I wasn't believing in it before," said Romanov, "but I would think twice before getting into a car with an Aries."


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Old 12-14-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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That's some BS...So far in 5+ years of driving, I have not had a ticket or been in an accident yet...and I'm a Libra...

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lol...I meant auto insurance co's...kinda left that out lol. I know this is bs it';s just funny :) I am a Cancer and they say nothing about me...interesting.
but what I did find interesting is in the article it says AGE DOESN"T MATTER!!! lol...I hope my rates drop althoug it won't matter by the time they change it if they do.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:33 AM   #4
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I'll agree on the ticket list, but capricorns aren't 3rd worst at accidents.

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Hahahahah... I'm a Leo and i JUST got speeding ticket like.... 5 days ago.... hahahaha...
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lol, nice matt.

i'm an aquarius, and i don't think i drive poorly. granted, taht's the fundamental attribution error, but w/e.

i won't post anything about tickets to not tempt fate though, because evidently the stars are behind it all!
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Wow. Its Ryan. Mr Suddenly Stops PMing CrazyMatt.

*waves to Ryan* How are ya?!?!?!?!? hahahahah

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I'm a Leo and that's not true.
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HAH! BS!

Probably some fluke in the study, or bad research design, or bias.

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