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November 12, 2014 09:00 ET

Goji Ranks the Most Accident-Prone and Safest Drivers by Occupation

Rest Easy When Riding With Marketers, Business Owners and Finance Professionals; Beware When Alongside Travel, HR and Healthcare Workers

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - Today, Goji, the unbiased online auto insurance company, revealed the most accident-prone and safest drivers by occupation. The data used to create this list is proprietary to Goji and based on self-reported information from approximately one million consumers across the United States who are in the market for auto insurance.

Goji's data reveals some interesting insights:

  • Travel industry workers are over fifteen times more likely than those in marketing or advertising to be the driver behind the wheel when an accident occurs
  • All that time spent in school somehow also pays off on the road for lawyers and doctors, who come in on the safest list at No. 5 and No. 10 respectively
  • The same can't be said for professors who come in at No. 8 on the most accident-prone list
  • The group of workers that make up the most accident-prone drivers are over five times more likely to have been in a recent crash than those on the safest list
  • On average, just over 1 percent of the people that make up the Top 10 safest drivers by occupation have been in accident in the last 5 years; over 5.5 percent of drivers that make up the most accident-prone drivers by profession have been involved in a crash in the same period

From architects to retirees, healthcare employees to restaurant workers, Goji's most accident-prone and safest drivers by occupation are:

Top 10 Most Accident-Prone Drivers*

1. Travel industry (8.81%)
2. Human resources (6.83%)
3. Healthcare (5.59%)
4. IT (5.59%)
5. Customer service (5.50%)
6. Restaurant workers (5.43%)
7. Real estate (5.36%)
8. Professor (5.14%)
9. Accountant (4.24%)
10. Construction worker (3.94%)

Top 10 Safest Drivers*

1. Professional driver (limo, towncar, taxi, bus, etc.) (0.00%)
2. Marketing/advertising (0.58%)
3. Business owner (0.85%)
4. Finance (0.87%)
5. Lawyer (1.12%)
6. Architect (1.24%)
7. Retirees (1.64%)
8. Housewife/househusband (1.74%)
9. Clergy (1.81%)
10. Doctor (1.87%)

"Accident claims have a big impact on car insurance rates for better or worse, but costs can vary widely based on the carrier, coverage desired and other personal factors -- even your career, regardless of whether you drive for work or not," said Justin Dangel, the CEO of Goji. "At Goji, we've made it easy for drivers to quickly and easily compare estimated car insurance rates, policies and carriers to see if they can get a better deal on their premiums and make sure drivers get the right policy for their unique needs."

Goji's free, unbiased Auto Insurance Rate Comparison Estimator has reinvented the auto insurance comparison model by harnessing its own internal data, aggregated over years in the business, to provide the most accurate rate estimates for customers. Based on the individual auto insurance needs specified, Goji's technology quickly analyzes proprietary information on millions of comparative data points from actual quotes written to present personalized, reliable pricing information.

Go to www.goji.com to compare personalized auto insurance rates online or call 888-991-1094 to speak to one of Goji's licensed agents.

*Percentage represents the segment of people per profession who have had an accident in the past five years. Professions with a sample size less than 500 were omitted for this list.

About Goji
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Goji is the trusted resource to help people easily and quickly navigate the complex process of buying auto insurance. It combines technology with unbiased, friendly, and personalized guidance to let people quickly compare auto insurance options across more than a dozen major carriers and purchase the policy that best fits their needs. Seven years in the business gives Goji (formerly Consumer United) the experience and proprietary data needed to bring transparency to the auto insurance market, providing the quickest and most accurate rate estimates in the industry. Goji's licensed agents are available to provide objective guidance and advice based on each individuals' unique driving history and insurance needs.

Consumer United LLC, CU Insurance - MA, LLC, and National Consumers United, LLC, offer insurance products and services using the "Goji" brand. "Goji" is a trademark of Consumers United, Inc. used under license. For further insurance license details see www.goji.com.

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