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Old 11-04-2003, 09:14 AM
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Interesting article. Doctors, Lawyers & Students rank in the top 5.

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Most accidents by profession:

1. Students
2. Medical Doctors
3. Lawyers
4. Architects
5. Real Estate Agents

Least Accidents:

36. Homemakers
37. Politicians
38. Pilots
39. Firemen
40. Farmers

Most speeding tickets by profession:

1. Students
2. Enlisted Military
3. Manual Labor
4. Politicians (yet least likely to be in an accident )
5. Architects

Least tickets:

36. Teachers
37. Clerical
38. Law Enforcement (big surprise )
39. Librarians
40. Homemakers
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:18 AM
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4. Politicians (yet least likely to be in an accident )
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:32 AM
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Interesting article. Doctors, Lawyers & Students rank in the top 5.

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Most speeding tickets by profession:

4. Politicians (yet least likely to be in an accident )
Yeah, tell that to the guy that Janklow killed....
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:33 AM
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Interesting article. Doctors, Lawyers & Students rank in the top 5.

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Most accidents by profession:

1. Students
2. Medical Doctors
3. Lawyers
4. Architects
5. Real Estate Agents
I am inferring that Medical Students and Law Students must be death on wheels.
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:41 AM
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I am inferring that Medical Students and Law Students must be death on wheels.
Can you imagine getting in the car with a someone working on his/her residency?
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:31 PM
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Can you imagine getting in the car with a someone working on his/her residency?
gulp...my wife is starting residency next year...

I'll be driving her around.
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:53 PM
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Least accidents:

36. Homemakers
37. Politicians
38. Pilots
39. Firemen
40. Farmers
I don't buy #37. They're just good at getting out of it.

A good friend of mine was t-boned by a drunk (high ranking) politician several years ago. The politician was doing between 50 and 70 in a residential area and ran a stop sign going to a major street - no skid marks. My friend ended up in a coma for over six months... they had to reconstruct his skull and he suffered serious brain damage (among other things). His wife had to spoon feed him for two years after that and he had to learn how to walk and talk like he was a baby (it's amazing how well he is doing today). All of his memory was lost. Of course the drunk politician only had a few scratches and bruises and walked away from the whole thing.

Was this ever in the paper? No way. Did he do time or even stand before a judge? Nope. Did he get a ticket or have anything on his record? Nothing. He stayed in office as though nothing happened, while my friend's wife was threated with her life... then they threatened to kidnap their two little girls and a bunch of other horrible stuff just to keep her quiet. They finally ended up paying the doctor bills under the table, but that was about it. To this day the whole thing is unknown to the public.

Perhaps this was just a fluke, but by the way it was handled... I doubt it. It was way too slick.

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Old 11-04-2003, 02:21 PM
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I am inferring that Medical Students and Law Students must be death on wheels.
They're both half-asleep by the time they get to their cars.
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Old 11-04-2003, 02:29 PM
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Liberal bias. Until I see this posted on FNC I won't believe it.
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:37 PM
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Liberal bias. Until I see this posted on FNC I won't believe it.
Yeah, JW, stick to NPR. The real news there
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Old 11-04-2003, 04:56 PM
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What's NPR? Oh... radio.
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Old 11-04-2003, 08:17 PM
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gulp...my wife is starting residency next year...

I'll be driving her around.
Nah, she'll be working under the new rules of 80 work weeks.

Now, back when my wife and I were residents (um, last year), we had to go uphill both ways in the snow to work. Seriously, 120 hour work weeks were not uncommon (in pediatrics and ob/gyn).
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Old 11-04-2003, 09:42 PM
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my sister hit a parked car after working all night as a resident and my other sister (also a medical doctor) misses exits all the time.

Driving to and from work after working 120++ hours a week until this year (80 hour work week) was okay. No major problems that I remember for myself, however if I ever had to get onto a highway and drive for more than 10 minutes, I'd have to immediately exit off out of fear of falling asleep. It is definitely a serious problem and I can think of a dozen people or so in the last five years who have gotten into fender benders as physicians.
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:55 AM
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During my general surgery residency, it was not uncommon for me to work over 120 hours per week. During that time, two of my interns fell asleep behind the wheel. The first was driving a brand new 325i which was totalled with about 500 miles on it. He had been post call when he drove to canada to pick it up. He was on call the next day and the day after that he fell asleep behind the wheel and totalled it. The second intern was driving to see his parents after being on call and rolled his M3. Neither of them were hurt, but both cars were totalled. So I guess you should stay away from young doctors in BMWs.
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:17 AM
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Least Accidents:

36. Homemakers

40. Farmers
Okay, I don't buy #36. #37 is only here because farmers usually drive in places where there is nothing to crash into. If in the city, they may not get into a lot of accidents, but they probably cause other people to get into accidents.
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:41 AM
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