A car insurance company in the United Kingdom poured over reams of data to determine just who amongst their customers were the most unsafe drivers. In other words, which group of people were the most likely to be ticketed or involved in a crash.
Needless to say, their results were interesting.
After carefully collating the data the company found that dance instructors (choreographers) were the most likely group to be involved in some sort of vehicle incident, either a crash or a citation for unsafe driving. These people were traveling an average of just 23,000 miles between incidents.
But they weren’t the only “bad drivers” identified in the study:
Also named and shamed as irresponsible motorists are haulage contractors, landscape architects, funeral directors and – perhaps in a hurry to attend an impending delivery – midwives.
There is likely a scientific reason for the fact that choreographers account for the most traffic incidents, but the study did not investigate the “why” as much as the “who.”
It did list the occupation considered most safe, however: dental technicians. This group of drivers manages to travel more than 100,000 miles between traffic incidents, more than four times as far as choreographers who are at the bottom of the list.
It is important to note that the insurance company looked at the entire driving record of its customers. The more time they spend on the road, therefore, the more opportunities they have to be involved in a crash or get a ticket. It is theorized that dental technicians are also a younger demographic so they have not had time to log enough miles and leave themselves open to incidents.
Younger drivers are certainly at greater risk of having a traffic incident of some sort due to their inexperience between the wheel, but because they have not had time enough to log as many miles as older drivers, a strict comparison might show them to be safer than everyone else.
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