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Bizarre- Allstate “study” suggests that zodiac signs show differences in accident rates. From an article in Insurance Networking News, individuals born under the sign of Virgo are 700% more likely to have an accident than those born under the sign of Scorpio. WHAT???

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

I can’t help but be appalled by this announcement from Allstate. I hope that the article from Insurance Networking News is just wrong. http://www.insurancenetworking.com/news/claims_zodiac_auto_insurance_underwriting_Ophiuchus_Allstate-27005-1.html

As an example, of what is being alleged:

  • “…Allstate decided to compare its claims data against the revised zodiac calendar, and came to a few conclusions.  Virgos, known to be critical, meticulous and reserved, are also more likely to get into a car accident, while Scorpios are least likely. Over the past year, Virgos were nearly 700% more likely to be in a car accident when compared to the determined and aware Scorpio, the best drivers in the study.”

Jaw-drops.

I still cannot find the study or even a mention of the study directly from Allstate, but these same comments were all over the news media last week.  

And now I find followup to the above referenced article where Allstate allegedly clarifies their findings. First, it says that Allstate has removed the study from their website.  Secondly, 

Yet the article linked above doesn’t even begin to suggest that they made an error in their analysis, or that the analysis was a joke. 

All I can say is that we love Virgo’s at Al Bourdeau Insurance Agency. We love Scorpio’s too. Now you see why it is really important to shop your insurance!

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