Can You Blame Genetics For Being A Bad Driver?

In the “blame it on daddy” department, researchers at the University of California at Irvine are claiming through the Cerebral Cortex Journal that bad driving skills can be attributed to a common gene variation.

If you are one of these people, don’t feel too bad, as it is estimated that up to 30 percent of the population shares this gene variation.  So basically you have a one in three chance in having something in common with Tiger Woods.

Could this information someday be used when considering auto insurance rates?  Probably not, but if Bruce Springsteen can get his voice insured for $6 million, then surely somebody can use their superior driving genes to at least get a discount.  We’ll keep on eye on this…

[Source: The Washington Times]

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