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Is the car you drive causing you to get tickets?

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2016 | Insurance Practices, Claims and Coverage Issues


According to Insurance.com, the car insurance comparison-shopping website, in the analysis of insurance claim and traffic violation data from 331 car models and more than 323,00 customers, the following is a list of vehicles that were ticketed most often, and also filed an above average count of insurance claims.  Last year’s car with the most tickets was the Subaru WRX.  It was driving by mostly 20 year old men, it fell to number 12 on this year’s list.

A survey of which car makes and models received the highest and lowest number of traffic tickets over the past two years found those behind the wheels of the Lexus ES 300, Nissan 350Z and Dodge Charger SE/SXT were ticketed most often, and also filing an above-average count of insurance claims.  From the list you can see that luxury cars received the lowest number of traffic tickets over the past two years.

“It’s the driver that gets tickets, not the car,” Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for Insurance.com, said in a statement. “But it is interesting to see what vehicle makes and models attract drivers who are prone to traffic violations.”

Cars with the most tickets:

  1. Lexus ES 300 – 33 percent
  2. Nissan 350Z – 33 percent
  3. Dodge Charger SE/SXT – 32 percent
  4. Volkswagen Jetta GL- 31 percent
  5. Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT – 31 percent
  6. Mazda 3S – 30 percent
  7. Volkswagen GTI – 30 percent
  8. Dodge Stratus SXT – 30 percent
  9. Acura 3.0s – 30 percent
  10. Toyota Tacoma – 30 percent

Cars with the least tickets:

  1. Buick Encore – 3 percent
  2. Lexus IS350 – 3 percent
  3. Acura ILX – 6 percent
  4. Cadillac ATS – 6 percent
  5. Chevrolet Express – 8 percent
  6. Cadillac Escalade – 8 percent
  7. GMC Savana – 9 percent
  8. Audi A3 2-Series – 9 percent
  9. BMW 320I – 10 percent
  10. Land Rover Range Rover – 11 percent