Allstate sorry for zodiac driver predictions

February 1, 2011 9:17:49 AM PST
Can your zodiac sign predict whether or not you're a good driver?

For entertainment purposes only, Allstate insurance released which zodiac signs were the safest and which were the worst drivers.

It was supposed to be light-hearted look at a link between car accidents and astrology. But the Chicago Tribune reports it has turned into a public relations nightmare and the company has apologized.

The study rated Virgos the worst drivers. Scorpios were the safest last year with the fewest car accidents.

Allstate wants to set the record straight. It says astrological signs have absolutely no role in how they base coverage or set rates.

Below is a breakdown by zodiac sign of the best and worst drivers.

The list includes the “new” sign, Ophiuchus; and, yes, the dates have been scrambled. The number of claims to the company is listed.

Virgo (Sept. 16-Oct. 30): worried, shy; 2,340 claims.

Taurus (May 14-June 19): un compromising, possessive; 2,021 claims.

Leo (Aug. 10-Sept. 15): arrogant, inflexible; 2,000 claims.

Pisces (March 12-April 16): fear ful, overly trusting; 1,941 claims.

Sagittarius (Dec. 18-Jan 17): im patient, idealistic; 1,828 claims.

Gemini (June 20-July 20): short attention span, nervous; 1,497 claims.

Capricorn (Jan. 18-Feb. 15): re sponsible, disciplined; 1,381 claims.

Aries (April 17-May 13): impa tient, determined; 1,345 claims.

Libra (Oct. 31-Nov. 22): cooper ative, gracious; 1,268 claims.

Aquarius (Feb. 16-March 11): progressive, independent; 1,204 claims.

Cancer (July 21-Aug. 9): compas sionate, sensitive; 1,122 claims.

Ophiuchus (Nov. 29-Dec. 17): wise, ambitious, lucky; 900 claims.

Scorpio (Nov. 23-Nov. 28): pas sionate, resourceful; 290 claims.

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