most-dangerous-drivers-by-occupationWe have previously added a blog post to the car insurance blog titled “Which occupation has the worst drivers?” In this study the UK Insurer, Churchill Car Insurance disclosed that computer engineers / geeks have the worst road accident records while farmers are the safest drivers!

According to the UK study computer engineers topped the list of those professions making the most accident claims in the last three years. The second most-claiming professionals were sales managers, followed by chefs, students and doctors.

The UK list compiled by Churchill Car Insurance of most frequently claiming occupations are:

  1. Computer engineer
  2. Sales manager
  3. Chef
  4. Student
  5. Doctor
  6. Estate agent
  7. Surveyor
  8. Customer adviser
  9. Hairdresser
  10. Social worker

Which occupation has the worst drivers in the US?

Insurance.com has made the fascinating finding that attorneys and judges may not quite be so adherent to the rules of the road, topping a list of the top 10 most dangerous drivers by profession.

The insurer found 44% of attorneys claimed a prior accident when looking for a car insurance comparison quote from insurance.com. The findings were based on accident claims as a percentage of quotes in which drivers need to give details of their driving record.

Second in the list came financial professionals followed by government workers while the study found the least dangerous drivers were athletes, with only 17% reporting prior accidents, and homemakers at 24 percent.

“Professions that demand multi-tasking – being on the phone, moving fast on a tight schedule – are prone to more distractions and, from there, more accidents,” said Sam Belden, insurance.com VP, in a statement.

“Though the job of a homemaker demands multi-tasking, young children are often along for any car ride and when children are involved, people tend to take their time and use greater caution.”

He added that homemakers and athletes also tended to be off the road during rush hour.

The US list compiled by Insurance.com of most frequently claiming occupations according to driver record and info disclosed are:

  1. Attorney/Judge
  2. Financial professionals
  3. Government worker
  4. Bartender or waiter
  5. Business professionals
  6. Dog groomer
  7. Marketing/advertising professionals
  8. Barber/stylist
  9. Coach
  10. Nurse

May we never “judge” too soon the driving ability of a person by his occupation!!

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