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Surgeons Are the Most Accident-Prone Drivers

Surgeons Are the Most Accident-Prone Drivers
Posted September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:22am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – People who spend much of their working lives stitching up accident victims are among those most likely to cause car accidents, according to a startling new study from Britain.

The analysis commissioned by financial services firm found that surgeons were the most likely to file an at-fault claim—at a rate of 361 per 1,000 over a five-year period—and nine of the rest of the top 10 professions likeliest to cause accidents were also medical workers, including psychologists and nurses, the Guardian reports.

Probation officers, who spend a lot of time on the road, were also in the top 10 of the analysis, which was based on more than 2 million insurance claims.

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