If you were asked in which occupation was someone most likely to claim on their car insurance policy in the event of an accident would you have thought that it was General Practitioners (GPs)? There is a distinct possibility that many of you would not have thought this was to be the case.
Well, according to the price comparison website Gocompare, it is. To find out, it looked at the quotes that it provided to customers in 2014 and at the drivers that had made claims on their car insurance in the last 5 years. It then placed them in order of the occupations that had made the biggest number of claims in 2014. It also did the same thing for 2013.
It found that 27.8% of GPs made a claim in 2014, a slight reduction on the 28.8% of GPs that had made claims on their car insurance policies in 2013. This was more than any other occupation. The national average for all occupations was 12.71%. The occupation that was the least likely to claim on their car insurance was car dealers with only 3.95% claiming in 2014.
Below are the top 10 occupations that made claims in 2014: –
1. General Practitioner 27.8%
2. Hospital Consultant 26.9%
3. Drug Addiction Counsellor 25.6%
4. Health Visitor 24.9%
5. Probation Officer 24.4%
6. Environmental Health Officer 23.6%
7. Community Nurse 23.3%
8. Speech Therapist 23.2%
9. Dental Surgeon 22.9%
10. Clinical Psychologist 22.6%
It is interesting that 9 out of the 10 professions are in the medical and health arenas. In 2013, 8 out of the 10 were in those occupations.
It then raises the question as to why so many in these particular professions have had car accidents. Perhaps it could be due to the belief that there jobs are particularly stressful and this affects their concentration whilst driving.
Do you have any thoughts on the above?