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NewsTalk

Welcome to the archives for NewsTalk, an IBJ blog published from November 2007 through December 2010.

Accident-prone lawyers

February 23, 2010

You might expect taxi drivers and pizza delivery people to wreck their cars a lot. But lawyers and judges?

The Web site Insurance.com has ranked the most dangerous drivers by profession, and now you know who’s at the top. Forty-four percent of attorneys who received an insurance comparison quote through the site had made an accident claim in the past.

Right below lawyers and judges are financial professionals, and then government workers, bartenders and waiters.

The safest drivers are athletes and homemakers.

How does this strike you? It seems counterintuitive that lawyers, who spend their careers keeping others out of trouble, are most likely to get in accidents. Many of them are also risk-averse by nature.

Or, are they squeezing in as many billable hours as possible, even on the road?

Thoughts?

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