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America's Most Dangerous Drivers By Profession

America's Most Dangerous Drivers

Does your job impact your safety on the roads? As it turns out, it does.Recently, Insurance.com conducted an analysis of the occupations that carry the highest percentage of individuals who claim an accident when searching for auto insurance. The rankings are based on the information people must supply in seeking an insurance quote.Sam Belden, Insurance.com's Vice President, explained the results in a statement: “Professions that demand multi-tasking – being on the phone, moving fast on a tight
Source: Insurance.com / Labor statistics from the BLS | Photo: Fry Design Ltd | Photographer’s Choice | Getty Images

Does your job impact your safety on the roads? As it turns out, it does.

Recently, Insurance.com conducted an analysis of the occupations that carry the highest percentage of individuals who claim an accident when searching for auto insurance. The rankings are based on the information people must supply in seeking an insurance quote.

Sam Belden, Insurance.com's Vice President, explained the results in a statement: “Professions that demand multi-tasking – being on the phone, moving fast on a tight schedule – are prone to more distractions and, from there, more accidents,” also pointing out that the lowest-incident drivers - like athletes and homemakers - tend to not be on the road during rush hour.

So, what are the most dangerous drivers on the road, by profession? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted Feb 18 2010

10. Nurse

Claiming Prior Accident: 38%Currently Employed: 2,542,760*Mean Annual Wages: $65,130*

Claiming Prior Accident: 38%

Currently Employed: 2,542,760*
Mean Annual Wages: $65,130*

*Data displayed is for Registered Nurses

9. Coach

Claiming Prior Accident: 38%Currently Employed: 175,720Mean Annual Wage: $35,580
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Claiming Prior Accident: 38%

Currently Employed: 175,720
Mean Annual Wage: $35,580

8. Barber/Stylist

Claiming Prior Accident: 38%Currently Employed: 10,330*Mean Annual Wage: $26,610*
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Claiming Prior Accident: 38%

Currently Employed: 10,330*
Mean Annual Wage: $26,610*

*Data displayed is for Barbers

7. Marketing/Advertising Professionals

Claiming Prior Accident: 40%Currently Employed: 166,790 / 36,000*Mean Annual Wage: $118,160 / $94,720*

Claiming Prior Accident: 40%

Currently Employed: 166,790 / 36,000*
Mean Annual Wage: $118,160 / $94,720*

*Data displayed is for Marketing Managers / Advertising and Promotions Managers

6. Dog Groomer

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Claiming Prior Accident: 41%Currently Employed: 126,740*Mean Annual Wage: $21,550*
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Claiming Prior Accident: 41%

Currently Employed: 126,740*
Mean Annual Wage: $21,550*

*Data displayed is for Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

5. Business Professionals

Claiming Prior Accident: 41%Currently Employed: 6,135,520*Mean Annual Wage: $64,720*

Claiming Prior Accident: 41%

Currently Employed: 6,135,520*
Mean Annual Wage: $64,720*

*Data displayed is for Business and Financial Operations Occupations

4. Bartender/Waiter

Claiming Prior Accident: 41%Currently Employed: 503,420 / 2,371,750Mean Annual Wage: $20,460 / $19,580
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Claiming Prior Accident: 41%

Currently Employed: 503,420 / 2,371,750
Mean Annual Wage: $20,460 / $19,580

*Data displayed is for Bartenders / Waiters & Waitresses

3. Government Worker (GS6)

Claiming Prior Accident: 42%Currently Employed: 2,016,800Annual Wage: $30,125 - $39,161*
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Claiming Prior Accident: 42%

Currently Employed: 2,016,800
Annual Wage: $30,125 - $39,161*

*Figures represent the 2009 minimum and maximum for the GS6 government pay scale

2. Financial Professionals

Claiming Prior Accident: 43%Currently Employed: 500,590*Mean Annual Wage: $110,640*

Claiming Prior Accident: 43%

Currently Employed: 500,590*
Mean Annual Wage: $110,640*

*Data displayed is for Financial Managers

1. Attorney/Judge

Claiming Prior Accident: 44%Currently Employed: 1,003,270*Mean Annual Wage: $92,270*
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Claiming Prior Accident: 44%

Currently Employed: 1,003,270*
Mean Annual Wage: $92,270*

*Data displayed is for all legal occupations