Diamond reveals Britain's speediest drivers

From: Diamond
Published: Fri Jun 22 2012

Diamond has revealed that drivers named Juliet and Rupert are the most likely to have been caught breaking the speed limit, according to new research.

The women's car insurance specialist 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.

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

About Diamond:
Diamond launched in 1997, when it was clear that there was a place for a woman only car insurance specialist, and has led the way for similar companies to follow. Diamond has been able to offer women cheaper car insurance for 14 years because on the whole women's car insurance claims cost less than men's. We understand what women motorists want from their insurance, and meet their needs by offering great service and a great price. We do not refuse to give insurance quotes to men and are more than happy to provide a quote if requested.

Diamond offers its customers up to £300 of Handbag Cover and £300 of Child Seat Cover free as part of their comprehensive policy.

Diamond's sales line is 0800 36 24 36. Its website address is diamond.co.uk.

Diamond is a trading name of EUI Limited, and is part of the Admiral Group. Diamond writes its motor insurance business to a consortium of insurers, these being:
- Admiral Insurance Company Limited,
- Admiral Insurance (Gibraltar) Limited, and
- Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) plc.

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