Roofers are the UK’s best drivers, according to a new study by 1st Central.

The insurer’s annual report revealed that roofers are the most careful drivers, with an annual claims frequency of 9% linked to 3850 accidents last year. Farm workers are the second best drivers and builders make up the top three.

Accountants meanwhile, are the worst drivers on the road, accounting for more than 16,000 accident claims annually, while solicitors are in second place and doctors are in third.

“People often have preconceived ideas about how certain professions behave on the roads,” said Pete Creed, co-founder and chief underwriting officer at 1st Central.

“Our data dispels a number of these myths, but it’s interesting to see that a number of professions we trust with our safety are actually the worst on the road,” he added.