Doctors and surgeons, are ironically, the worst drivers for causing crashes according to new research by
Analysis of at-fault car insurance claims shows that surgeons and GPs are nearly 100 times more likely to make one of these claims than a building society clerk.
For every 1,000 surgeons who drive a car, 361 made an at-fault claim in the past five years, compared to just 3.5 building society clerks, the research found.
Doctors and surgeons aren’t alone in being a menace on the roads. In a shocking result, found that all bar one of the top professions for at-fault accidents were healthcare professionals – including district nurses, community nurses, health visitors and hospital consultants.
Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Kevin Pratt, car insurance expert at Moneysupermarket, said stress and tiredness may be behind the figures.
“One industry dominates the top 10 claims table – it seems those who have the responsibility of saving our lives and caring for our health are the most accident-prone drivers.
“There is no doubt that surgeons, GPs and health visitors are all stressful jobs, so lack of time or tiredness could mean that these drivers are more likely to make an at-fault claim.”
At the other end of the scale, office clerks make the fewest at-fault claims, with building society clerks, the angels of the road, by order clerks and audit clerks. Funfair employees and abattoir workers were also found to be some of the safest drivers. Sadly for healthcare workers, this means that their car insurance quotes are likely to be high due to their occupation, even if they haven’t made a claim.