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Drivers by Sign
By NAOMI KIM, Reuters

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 Sept. 23-Oct. 22) followed by Aquarians (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) as the worst offenders for tickets and accidents.

Best to Worst
Best to Worst Drivers' Astrological Signs for Tickets & Accidents

1. Leo
2. Gemini
3. Cancer
4. Virgo
5. Capricorn
6. Sagittarius
7. Taurus
8. Scorpio
9. Pisces
10. Aries
11. Aquarius
12. Libra

Leos (July 23-Aug. 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 sig
ns," 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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Haha, I'd better be careful then, I'm an Aries and therefore pretty low on this list! Also, my GF is a Libra and she drives like a bat out of Hell.

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Finally, validation!

I've been saying this for years. Hello, USAA? I want a retroactive price break, and NOW!
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Aug 17......Leo and yes, I'm a damn good driver, especially when I'm stoned out of my fucking gourd.

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You're driving again? Better let me hold the ludes then...

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I can drift like a mutherfucker when I'm on the 'ludes.

This is my wife's car. She's no longer allowed to do this, since she's an Aquarius.
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Uhhh....ummmmm.....yeah, the comments get smarter and smarter every day.

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LOL, its an AWD car...there easy to drift...but good job none the less man!

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^You can drift an awd car, depending on the type of awd application it can be done to different variances of success. Drifting an awd vehicle is not as fun or nearly as good as in a rwd auto. Of course I should add drifting is not only considered power slides outside of this rather new found sport.
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