Motorists in Ireland born under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio are attracting the most penalty points, according to the AA.
With one eye playfully on the stars, the AA has carried out an extensive analysis of over 110,000 of its motor insurance customers, revealing those born between October 23 and November 21 are getting ‘stung’ with the most penalty points on Irish roads.
Scorpios are typically regarded as the most passionate of all Zodiac signs, often displaying determined and competitive qualities sometimes seen in popular figures such as Wayne Rooney. Although one would hope the Manchester United star isn’t scoring as many points from behind the wheel as he is on the pitch.
“We look at lots of serious things here in the AA but we’re not above a little light-hearted fun as well. So, we decided to have a look at which star sign is most likely to attract two or three penalty points. To be fair the differences were small and are not significant enough statistically to attract insurance loadings. Feckless Scorpios need not fear an insurance price increase, unless of course they have a higher risk for other reasons,” says Conor Faughnan, Director of Consumer Affairs at The AA.
‘Spontaneous and adventurous’ Sagittarians lurched towards second place, with the archers just behind Scorpios. Well-known Sagittarians include Pope Francis and Winston Churchill.
Clever clogs Cancerians ranked in third position in the AA’s data analysis, with actress Lindsay Lohan and reality star Khloe Kardashian sharing the crab star sign along with a history of driving offences.
At the other end of the scale, stubborn and perfectionist Taureans have seemingly been living up to their name. The AA study reveals the bulls have been seemingly on their best behaviour while on the road, attracting the least amount of penalty points of all other star signs.
So the question remains; is our behaviour behind the wheel determined by our alignment with the planets, or is it a sheer coincidence?
Conor Faughnan, an Aquarian, says: “While a motorist’s date of birth does come into play when calculating their motor insurance premium, their star sign does not. It has no part to play in magnetising penalty points, though it was a fun exercise and caused quite a stir in the office.”