Research reveals Britain’s best and worst drivers


Financial advisors, doctors and pharmacists named most accident-prone drivers

Painters, farm workers and builders amongst the safest motorists

A study of over 400,000 motorists has shed light on the driving habits of the British public, revealing the best and worst drivers on the roads. The results come from car insurance provider 1ST CENTRAL’s annual report which ranks the most accident-prone drivers according to their profession.

The data shows that financial advisors are some of Britain’s worst drivers on the roads, moving up the rankings of most accident-prone drivers from fourth to first position. It seems doctors, dentists and pharmacists may be responsible when it comes to health and hygiene, but it’s a different story behind the wheel, as they all sit within the top five professions who have had the most accidents in 2017. 

Meanwhile, painters are amongst the most cautious drivers leaping up the rankings of best drivers from tenth to first position. Proving that they have a steady hand behind the wheel as well as with a paintbrush, painters are three times less likely than financial advisors to be involved in an accident. Chefs enter the list of safest drivers for the first time this year, and farm workers, builders and mechanics all remain amongst the safest drives on the roads for a second year running.

Top 10 best drivers by profession                                                                       

  • Painter
  • Farm Worker
  • Builder
  • Mechanic
  • Lorry Driver
  • Factory Worker
  • Cleaner
  • Bus Driver
  • Chef
  • Ambulance driver

Top 10 worst drivers by profession

  • Financial Adviser
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Solicitor
  • Accountant
  • Aircraft Cabin Crew
  • IT Manager
  • Letting Agent
  • Project Manager