A study by GoCompare Car Insurance has found GPs are the most likely to make a claim due to an accident that was their fault.
Analysis shows more than one in every eight (12.4%) GPs has made at least one ‘at-fault’ claim in the past year – more thandouble the national average across all occupations (6%).
Interestingly, 11.6% of these claims involved no injuries, with GPs not actually making the Top 20 for claims involving persons injured.
The research shows that overall, health and medical professionals are the most likely to cause a collision on the road.
Along with GPs, hospital consultants (11.5%), hospital doctors (10.7%), surgeons (10.5%), health visitors (10.4%), optometrists (9.9%) and speech therapists (9.9%) all feature in the top-ten drivers, by occupation, who are most likely to be in a no injuries collision that was their fault.
Those working within the mortgage industry also proved to make more at-fault claims than the national average, with mortgage brokers (10.3%) and mortgage consultants (9.8%) both featuring in the top 20.
Other occupations with a higher proportion of at-fault claims than average, included dieticians (9.6%), insurance representatives (9.4%), dentists, and psychologists (both 9.3%).
At the other end of the scale, those least likely to make at-fault claims were barmen/barmaids (2.3%), pickers (2.3%), packers (2.6%), carpet cleaners (2.7%), despatch drivers (2.7%) and car dealers (3.0%).