Elephant.co.uk, the car insurance company, recently revealed that of all the professions, footballers are the most likely to have motoring convictions.
Elephant.co.uk studied their data and also conducted a study, the results of which were astounding. The study found that “almost a third of footballers [they] have on cover have points on their license” which is more than double the national average.
28.9% of professional footballers have driving convictions of some sort. This topped the list, in which riggers, sound engineers, cameramen, and travelling salesmen followed behind.
There have been a number of high profile footballers gaining driving convictions in recent times, including Ledley King who received a 56 day speeding ban for driving 105mph, while his Tottenham Hotspur team mate Jermaine Defoe was once banned for six months for doing 81mph in a 50mph zone.
At the other end of the table au pairs were the least likely to have received a driving conviction, with just 1.9% having had any. These were followed unsurprisingly by driving examiners.
The national average for driving convictions across the board is 12.2%, while footballers are, statistically, 15 times more likely to have a driving conviction than au pairs.