A study conducted by Quality Planning Corp., a California firm, found that out of all lines of work, lawyers and doctors are involved in the most car accidents. Overall, however, the most accident prone group is students, most likely due to their lack of experience behind the wheel.
The study found that for every 1,000 students, there are about 152 accidents and 87 speeding tickets per year compared to 109 accidents and 44 speeding tickets for doctors, and 106 accidents and 37 speeding tickets for lawyers.
Robert Sinclair, spokesman for AAA New York, made the following comment in trying to explain the group’s findings, “These are professions that put in lots and lots of hours. Often fatigued driving can be a greater impingement on skills and abilities than alcohol.”
In doing my part to keep the roads safe, I am off to bed.
Students, doctors, lawyers most accident prone, report says, Journal News, Ken Valenti, December 7, 2009.