Britain's speediest drivers revealed


Drivers named Juliet and Rupert are the most likely to have been caught breaking the speed limit, according to new research.

Women’s car insurance specialist, Diamond, looked at over three million motorists to identify the first names of drivers most likely to have points for speeding*. The top five women’s first names are Juliet, Susannah, Justine, Deirdre and Alexis, while for men the speediest five names are Rupert, Julian, Piers, Giles and Justin.

The research also revealed the occupations of the motorists most likely to have a motoring conviction for driving over the speed limit.

Surgeons and chartered surveyors top the list of professions most likely to have been clocked speeding, followed by area sales managers, commercial chairmen and chiropractors.

Diamond managing director, Sian Lewis said, “Our research does indicate that people with certain names and occupations are more likely to have a speeding conviction than others. It was most surprising to see surgeons and other well-qualified professions top the list of occupations most likely to have a speeding conviction.

”Many people would also consider the names Juliet, Alexis, Rupert and Piers as traditionally middle-class names so it’s also interesting to see them feature highly as well.”

Diamond also looked at the first names and occupations of drivers least likely to have speeding convictions. At the other end of the scale, women named Paige, Molly, Shannon, Bethany and Lily are least likely to have points on their licence and for men it’s Connor, Terrence, Jake, Jordan and Joshua. 

In terms of occupations, school students, au pairs, college students, typists and dinner ladies are the least likely to be caught speeding.

*Diamond looked at first names and occupations which appeared 500 times or more in 3 million policies order to prevent the data being skewed.

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