Allstate Insurance offers data analytics on the safety drivers and their zodiac signs and helping drivers when their vehicles break down. The company has found that Virgos are the worst drivers and are planning to offer Good Hands Rescue to help vehicle drivers to get home when their car is towed or disabled.
Allstate Roadside Services is expanding its relationship with Lyft. The roadside assistance leader and the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. are now working together to pilot an alternative transportation option for select drivers who need to continue to their final destination after their vehicle breaks down. Allstate successfully launched the Continued Mobility pilot in 2017 to provide this service to drivers using one of its luxury OEM brands and Allstate’s Good Hands Rescue service. Allstate Roadside is planning on a rapid expansion of the Continued Mobility program in 2018.
The new Continued Mobility Service is unique in the industry. Traditionally, roadside assistance customers have had to resort to either catching a ride in the tow truck or waiting for a friend or family member to pick them up from the scene of a tow. With Continued Mobility Service, Allstate Roadside Services is giving customers the convenient option to continue on their way with a ride from Lyft.
What’s Your Driving Sign?
Virgos, known to be critical, meticulous and reserved, are also more likely to get into a car accident, according to Allstate Insurance, which recently compared claims data against the recently “revised” zodiac calendar.
Over the past year, Virgos were nearly 700 percent more likely to be in a car accident when compared to the determined and aware Scorpio, the best drivers in the study. Perhaps a Virgo’s shy, perfectionist nature leads to overly cautious and timid driving habits. By contrast, Scorpios were only involved in 1.5 percent of all accidents in 2010.
The “new” sign, Ophiuchus, faired well in the study as the second-safest drivers on the road. While the jury is still out on the exact characteristics of an Ophiuchus, most astrologers seem to indicate individuals born under this sign will be a bit luckier than the rest.
But, can an astrological sign really influence driving habits?
Generally, the signs with the fewest number of reported accidents were those associated with traits like “compassion,” “graciousness” and “resourcefulness” where those with more accidents tended to be more “uncompromising,” “arrogant” and “impatient.”
Below is a breakdown by Zodiac sign of the best and worst drivers on the road.
Editors Note: After we looked at the original data it showed some problems with the starting and end dates of each sign showing Scorpio with only five days November 23 – November 28 which would skew the numbers greatly. We have contacted Allstate by leaving a voice mail with Teny Josephbek to see what could be done to correct the mishap. You see our editor is Scorpio cusp and she knows how crazy Scorpios can be, they would make great race car drivers but not mellow drivers… we will post new numbers when we get them.
Sign/ /Key personality traits/ Number of drivers involved in accidents in 2010
- Scorpio: Passionate, resourceful: 26,833.
- Ophiuchus: – Wise, ambitious, lucky: 83,234.
- Cancer: Compassion, sensitivity: 101,539.
- Aquarius: Progressive, independent: 106,878.
- Libra: – Cooperative, gracious: 110,592.
- Aries: – Impatience, determination: 112,402.
- Capricorn: , Responsible, disciplined: 128,005.
- Gemini: – Short attention span, nervous: 136,904.
- Sagittarius: -Impatient, idealistic: 154,477.
- Pisces:– Fearful, overly trusting: 172,030.
- Taurus: – Uncompromising, possessive: 177,503.
- Leo: – Arrogance, inflexibility: 179,657.
- Virgo: : Worry, shyness: 211,650.
Original Data from News Release:
|Scorpio||November 23 – November 28||Passionate, resourceful||26,833|
|Ophiuchus||November 29 – December 17||Wise, ambitious, lucky||83,234|
|Cancer||July 21 – August 9||Compassion, sensitivity||101,539|
|Aquarius||February 16 – March 11||Progressive, independent||106,878|
|Libra||October 31 – November 22||Cooperative, gracious||110,592|
|Aries||April 17 – May 13||Impatience, determination||112,402|
|Capricorn||January 18 – February 15||Responsible, disciplined||128,005|
|Gemini||June 20 – July 20||Short attention span, nervous||136,904|
|Sagittarius||December 18 – January 17||Impatient, idealistic||154,477|
|Pisces||March 12 – April 16||Fearful, overly trusting||172,030|
|Taurus||May 14 – June 19||Uncompromising, possessive||177,503|
|Leo||August 10 – September 15||Arrogance, inflexibility||179,657|
|Virgo||September 16 – October 30||Worry, shyness||211,650|