The 10 worst types of driver in Britain according to profession

Accountants come out as the worst drivers in the UK, according to a study of one million motorists conducted by 1st Central, car insurance specialist in their annual report.

Data shows that accountants claim over 16,000 accidents annually, followed closely by solicitors, with over 15,000 claims.

Here are the top ten drivers most prone to accidents in the UK:

1. Accountant

2. Solicitor

3. Doctor

4. Financial advisor

5. Letting agent

6. Airline cabin crew

7. Bank manager

8. IT manager

9. pharmacist

10. Train driver

Pete Creed, Co-Founder and Chief Underwriting Officer at 1st Central said:

People often have preconceived ideas about how certain professions behave on the roads. Our data dispels a number of these myths, but it's interest to see that a number of professions we trust with our safety are actually the worst on the road.

It is interesting to note that roofers come out as the safest drivers in the UK, closely followed by farmers and builders.

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