Blog: Are Motoring Convictions Written In The Stars?
I'm a Capricorn. Always have been. Always will be.
I feel the need to declare this now because the following piece of research may well make for uncomfortable reading for all the unfortunate non-Capricorns out there. And I must also make it clear that the data you are about to receive was actually compiled by a Leo.
Now at Tiger.co.uk HQ we rarely pause to read the astrology pages in the paper. Or tune in to Russell Grant's online horoscopes to see what the day ahead has in store. But this week we've all been trying to come to terms with the lexicology of star signs.
Why? Well, in what we believe to be a world first, we have proven a link between drivers' star signs and their propensity to pick up motoring convictions. That's right - the key to keeping points off your licence (and therefore pounds off your car insurance bill) could lie in your star sign.
Let's take a look at the astrological winners and losers when it comes to motoring convictions. The table below is the result of an analysis of over 300,000 car insurance quotes and shows the percentage of drivers under each star sign who have had one or more convictions in the five years before they ran a quote through Tiger.co.uk:
So anyone who has a birthday in the next few days (Leo) is some 10.2% more likely to have an endorsement on your licence than someone born in early January.
Why the difference? Well, we are no experts when it comes to astrology but a quick Google workout reveals that those born under the sign of Leo can exhibit impatience and like to live life in the fast lane. Capricorns, on the other hand, tend to be patient, responsible and, apparently, have a healthy respect for authority.
With the debate raging in the office as to whether this is genius or codswallop, we would welcome the opinions of amateur astrologists - can you really see a speeding ticket in the stars?