Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Drivers by Profession

17 Feb 2010 14:00 Africa/Lagos Lists Top 10 Most Dangerous Drivers by Profession

Considering one of these careers? Better consider some great car insurance, too

CLEVELAND, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're both an expert at the law and an expert at getting stopped by the law, you might be a dangerous driver. So says a recent study listing the Top 10 Most Dangerous Drivers by Profession.

Attorneys topped the list at No 1. with 44 percent claiming a prior accident when receiving a car insurance comparison quote from (We bet 44 percent of them talked their way out of a ticket, too.) Findings were based on accident claims as a percentage of quotes.

The least dangerous drivers? Athletes (17 percent) and homemakers (24 percent).

"Professions that demand multi-tasking - being on the phone, moving fast on a tight schedule - are prone to more distractions and, from there, more accidents," says Sam Belden, VP, all joking aside. "On the other hand, though the job of a homemaker demands multi-tasking, young children are often along for any car ride. And when children are involved, people tend to take their time and use greater caution." Homemakers and athletes also tend to be off the road during rush hour.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Drivers by Profession*:

1. Attorney/Judge
2. Financial professionals
3. Government worker (GS6)
4. Bartender or Waiter
5. Business Professionals
6. Dog Groomer
7. Marketing/Advertising professionals
8. Barber/Stylist
9. Coach
10. Nurse

Happen to be one of those folks? Then you'll want to keep in mind that an accident could raise your insurance rate. The chance of a rate increase is more likely based on factors such as accident severity, if you're at fault, the value of your insurance claim, type of violation, and if the accident appears on your motor vehicle or comprehensive loss underwriting exchange report.

About, the premier destination to shop for and buy insurance, is also the leading online independent auto insurance agency in the United States. Innovative technology allows consumers to link directly to the rating systems of more than a dozen top insurance companies that then compete for the consumer's business. empowers consumers to instantly compare rates, make smart decisions, and buy the policy that fits them best. Since 2000, millions of drivers have saved both time and money by shopping for and buying through or speaking by phone with its expert, licensed agents. is headquartered in Solon, Ohio.

*While the information in this article is based on proprietary data, does not guarantee the accuracy of such information and has not validated it with any third party insurance providers. Data based on single driver, single vehicle.

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