Computer engineers topped the list of those professions making the most accident claims in the last three years, according to figures from Churchill Car Insurance. The second most-claiming professionals were sales managers, followed by chefs, students and doctors.
In contrast, farmers had the best road safety records based on claims made, followed by aircraft fitters, stores personnel and ambulance drivers.
Tony Chilcott, head of Churchill Car Insurance, said: ”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.”
And to contradict estate agents….
He went on: ”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.”
Churchill’s top 10 most frequently claiming occupations are:
1. Computer engineer
2. Sales manager
6. Estate agent
8. Customer adviser
10. Social worker
Chef is number 3……is it because of those who are under chef Ramsey?
Auditors work long hours as well and travel a bit. But since they are not on the list, they must be good drivers 🙂