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Which Cars Get the Most Speeding Tickets?

Categorized as Auto Accidents

The majority of people believe that driving ultra-fast cars means that owners of Porsche or Camaro vehicles are more likely to be pulled over for a speeding ticket.

This is a misperception however because speeding depends on the driver rather than the horsepower under the hood of a vehicle.

Insurance.com reviewed the makes and models of the vehicles that are most frequently involved in moving violations. Their review revealed that four-cylinder cars such as the Subaru WRX were three times more likely to be ticketed than a sports car such as the Dodge Viper.

Expensive 6-cylinder cars are far less likely to be involved in speeding accidents. The more expensive cars are often driven by older drivers who can afford them. Experienced drivers are more likely to drive cautiously.

Insurance.com looked at all of the vehicles that were involved in accidents over the past three years. Perhaps surprisingly, 20% of all the insurance quotes involved drivers who had been involved in an accident in the past three years.

However, for Subaru drivers, one in every three drivers received a ticket over the same period of time.

The following vehicles are among the five top most-ticketed cars in America:

  1. Subaru WRX
  2. Pontiac GTO
  3. Scion FR-S
  4. Toyota Supra
  5. Subaru Tribeca

Young drivers are the largest consumers of smaller and more affordable cars. Young and inexperienced drivers are also much more likely to speed. As such, the cars that are ticketed the most for speeding are the makes and models selected by drivers between the age of 15 and 30.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted many speeding studies to evaluate how attitudes towards speeding behavior in America influence accidents. The NHTSA found that nearly 50 percent of Americans think there is too much speeding on the roads.

At the same time that many Americans find speeding problematic, 20 percent of Americans admit to driving so that they can get to their destination as fast as possible. According to the NHTSA report, speeding is considered to be an acceptable vice on the roads by many Americans.

In Missouri, nearly 10,000 individuals were injured in speeding-related accidents in 2012, and more than 300 individuals were fatally injured.

Speeding is a driving behavior that causes accidents. Regardless of the car, negligent drivers who speed cause untold damage each and every day in and around Kansas City, Missouri.

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