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Monday, 18 October 2021 16:23

Cars That Get the Most Speeding Tickets

Written by Kurt Verlin, The News Wheel
2022 Hyundai Veloster N at the track, where is where you should be doing your speeding. 2022 Hyundai Veloster N at the track, where is where you should be doing your speeding. Hyundai

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Most people have heard certain car colors, such as red, can raise insurance premiums because they are more eye-catching and associated with speed. But how does the car model you drive affect the likelihood of getting pulled over and handed a speeding ticket?

Based on 2021 data gathered by Insurify, the following are the top 10 car models with the highest share of drivers who have prior speeding violations on record.

 

  1. Subaru WRX, 18.8%
  2. Hyundai Genesis Coupe, 17.72%
  3. Kia Stinger, 16.58%
  4. Mazda 3, 16.36%
  5. Subaru BRZ, 16.21%
  6. Scion FR-S, 16.01%
  7. GMC Sierra 1500, 15.31%
  8. Volkswagen Golf GTI, 14.95%
  9. Subaru Impreza, 14.81%
  10. Hyundai Veloster, 14.65%

 

One thing to keep in mind is this is not a ranking of how likely it is drivers of certain cars break the speed limit. There’s no doubt a correlation between speeding and speeding tickets, but given the suspicious lack of American muscle cars (or American brands in general, save for the GMC), it’s probable that police officer bias is also present. After all, they tend to be the ones driving those cars.

 

A common trait most of these vehicles share is affordability and sportiness. Five of the cars on the list are sports cars and every single model on the list has a retail price lower than the national average. This once again makes the lack of Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers and Challengers look odd given they all...


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