A new survey, based on accident figures per profession, has revealed that engineers are the 'least-safe' drivers on the UK's roads. Are Irish engineers any better?
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Engineers are the worst drivers on the roads, while builders aand bakers are among the best, according to a new survey.

Based on accident figures per profession, the survey showed that engineers were the least safe drivers, followed by mechanics, estate agents, travel agents and IT consultants. Also on the top 10 ‘unsafe’ list were non-medical hospital workers, accountants, debt collectors, hospital doctors and psychotherapists.

Administrators were the safest drivers, followed by painters and farmers. Builders were the sixth-safest on the list, which was compiled by UK insurance company 1st Central, with bakers eighth.

1st Central co-founder and chief underwriting officer Pete Creed said: “People often have preconceived ideas about how certain professions behave on the roads. Our data dispel a number of these myths, but it’s interesting to see such suspicions confirmed for estate agents.”

These were the top 10 least-safe drivers by profession:

1. Engineer

2. Mechanic

3. Estate agent

4. Travel agent

5. IT consultant

6. Hospital worker (non medical)

7. Accountant

8. Debt collector

9. Hospital doctor

10. Psychotherapist

 

These were the safest:

1. Administrator

2. Painter

3. Farmer

4. Fashion designer

5. Carpet fitter

6. Builder

7. Cleaner

8. Baker

9. Dinner lady

10. Caretaker

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Engineers are the worst drivers on the roads, while builders aand bakers are among the best, according to a new survey. Based on accident figures per profession, the survey showed that engineers were the least safe drivers, followed by mechanics, estate agents, travel agents and IT consultants. Also on the...