I’m always amused by the hope-springs-eternal motorists who think they can avoid a speeding ticket with a bumper medal from the police-supporting 100 Club. How about a prominent Police Athletic League sticker?
Forget the efforts at solidarity: The car you drive is what matters. Insurance.com has performed a public service by looking at the data from 557,000 drivers and finding which car models are the most ticketed. It might be assumed that the cars most numerous on the road—Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords, for instance—would be the biggest magnets, but the survey is done as a percentage of owners of each model reporting moving violations.
Most car models average at 20 percent of owners getting ticketed. So which models draw a higher percentage of scofflaws?
Here they are, in descending order:
Subaru WRX: 33.6 percent of owners have violations.
Pontiac GTO: 32.7 percent of owners have violations.
Scion FR-S: 32.6 percent of owners have violations.
Toyota Supra: 30.8 percent of owners have violations.
Subaru Tribeca: 29.7 percent of owners have violations.
And what's the biggest scofflaw brand?
Believe it or not, the mild-mannered Scion.
The 20-car list is definitely not what you’d expect, as it features family cars like the Subaru Tribeca (29.7 percent), Mercury Topaz (28.8 percent) and Volkswagen Rabbit (29.6 percent). The Corvettes, Ferraris and Teslas you might think would be on this list are nowhere to be seen. That’s not hard to understand, because a) the older drivers who can afford them either don’t speed or have radar detectors to avoid being caught; and b) supercars don’t get driven all that much. And, hey, you can't get a ticket if your $100,000 ride is under wraps at your vacation home in Vail, right?
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