Churchill Car Insurance has analysed claims data from the last three years and found that computer engineers top the list of motorists with the worst accident records.
At the other end of the scale, farmers are top the list of safest drivers in the UK, with the least number of car insurance claims.
According to the new research, there is a significant correlation between certain professions and the likelihood of having a car accident.
Tony Chilcott, Head of Churchill Car Insurance, says: “The poorer claims experience associated with computer engineers, sales managers, chefs and doctors most likely reflects the long hours they work in a very stressful job.
“As a result, they are more likely to be tired when driving and possibly distracted. Estate Agents make lots of journeys in their cars during the day – dashing to see clients in urban areas and often parking wherever they can when they arrive.”
“Conversely, those who have jobs which involve working outdoors or who drive for a living tend to have fewer accidents. Farmers have a lower claims frequency because they live and work in rural areas with less congestion, which are likely to be more tranquil to work in than a stressful office environment.”
For more information contact Claire Foster at the Churchill Insurance press office on 020 8285 8682.