You'd be well advised to avoid financial advisers and doctors the next time you take to the road, according to a new survey ranking the best and worst drivers. 

A British insurance company, 1st Central, has released data - based on claims - that reveals the top 10 worst drivers by profession. The company, which has sold over three million policies, has come up with some surprising findings.

Chefs are among the safest drivers, according to the survey.

These include listing chefs as one of the safest groups of drivers. Not that long ago chefs were high on insurance companies' undesirables list.

And doctors were the second worst category of drivers.

1st  CENTRAL says the data shows that financial advisers are some of the worst drivers on the roads, moving up the rankings of the most accident-prone drivers from fourth to first position. "It seems doctors, dentists and pharmacists may be responsible when it comes to health and hygiene, but it’s a different story behind the wheel. They all sit within the top five professions who have had the most accidents in 2017", the company says.

Here is the list of the worst drivers:

Financial Advisor

Doctor

Pharmacist

Dentist

Solicitor

Accountant

Aircraft Cabin Crew

IT Manager

Letting Agent

Project Manager

And here is the list of the top 10 best drivers by profession:

Painter

Farm Worker

Builder

Mechanic

Lorry Driver

Factory Worker

Cleaner

Bus Driver

Chef

Ambulance Driver

It seems painters are three times less likely than financial advisers to be involved in an accident and have leapt up the rankings from 10th to 1st. Chefs enter the better driver list for the for time and farm workers, builders and mechanics all remain the safest drivers on the road for the second year running.