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Estate agents are UK’s best drivers, research suggests

Zuto’s findings show that a massive 80% of estate agents have never received a speeding fine and a further 92% have never even run a red light.

Police officers and farmers come in at second and third, followed by chefs and artists.

In contrast, over half (54%) of accountants admitted to receiving a speeding fine, more so than any other occupation listed. And 10% of those guilty of speeding were repeat offenders, with an average of five fines compared to the national average of 1 (48%). And a quarter (26%) of those admitting to speeding said it was to get home sooner.

The survey also found that high-stress careers, such as those in the healthcare profession, struggle most with obeying road rules. Trickier manoeuvres, like the parallel park, test the patience of those in marketing and recruitment.   

  • Worst at parallel parking – recruitment professionals
  • Worst at three-point turns – marketers
  • Worst at stopping at Zebra crossings – doctors
  • Worst at indicating – artists
  • Worst at obeying traffic lights – nurses

James Wilkinson, CEO of Zuto, said: “It’s interesting to see that our driving habits could be influenced by our jobs and it’s reassuring that occupations where people tend to drive others around such as estate agents and police officers, see driving habits and overall safety improve as a result.”

Zuto is also running a competition on its research, with an advanced driving course up for grabs. For more details, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.