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Study shows men are six times more dangerous than women on UK roads, with car dealers, and tyre technicians among the worst
Loaders, car dealers, tyre technicians and priests are among the UK’s most dangerous drivers, a new study has shown.
Insurance comparison site MoneySuperMarket looked at the 7.8 million car insurance enquiries it’s had in the last 12 months and cross-referenced the occupations of drivers with dangerous driving offences they had declared, including causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing death by dangerous driving.
• 30% of drivers have seen a physical assault in the last year
Loaders – who are responsible for loading and unloading goods, usually in warehouses – were found to be the most dangerous drivers, with a dangerous driving offence rate of 7.21 per 1,000 motorists.
Second were car dealers, with dangerous driving offence rate of 4.06, followed by technicians with 4.05. Also featuring in the top 20 professions with the highest dangerous driving offence rates were priests (2.76 per 1,000), tree surgeons (2.63) and bar staff (2.41).
At the other end of the scale lawyers, headteachers, professional footballers, demolition workers and veterinary surgeons were among the occupations with the lowest rate of dangerous driving prosecutions.