Dancers more likely to speed - allegedly

A report by, a car insurance comparison site, says that dance teachers and choreographers are the professions most likely to commit a driving offence.

It analysed 270,000 recent car insurance quotes, examining the relationship between 313 different occupations, average annual mileage and the number of motorists with driving convictions.
The results found that dancing teachers/choreographers topping the table when it comes to miles driven per motoring conviction, with convictions being earned every 23,500 miles driven. This compares with an average of all drivers who, according to the research, pick up driving convictions for every 53,553 miles driven. Also in the top 10 occupations most likely to have points on driving licences are haulage contractors, enrolled nurses, midwives, funeral directors and surveyors.

At the other end of the scale, Britain's most law-abiding drivers seem to be dental technicians, legal clerks, students and cloakroom attendants. People in these professions drive for more than 120,000 miles before picking up motoring convictions.

In the spirit of full disclosure, we did the same calculation for our office. Slightly surprisingly, motoring journalists appear to be not that bad, with a figure of approximately 100,000 miles per conviction. On the other hand, it is more difficult to collect a UK speeding ticket when testing a new car abroad...
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