Does the type of car you drive have any bearing on the number of speeding
tickets you receive?
According to a recent
survey, the most ticketed cars in America are the Subaru WRX, Pontiac GTO, Scion
FR-S, Toyota Supra, Subaru Tribeca, Volkswagen Rabbit, Mercury Topaz,
Scion tC, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Mazda2. Curiously absent from the list
are Porches, BMWs, Corvettes and other cars generally associated with
Observers speculate that the high end sports cars are driven by older people
with better driving skills, while the cheaper imports on the most-commonly-ticketed
list are driven by younger people.
8.4 percent of drivers are pulled over a year, mostly because of speeding or aggressive
driving. The numbers are even higher in California, with about one ticket
being issued for every five drivers. The latter category includes running
red lights, rolling through stop signs, unsafe lane changes and obscene
gestures at other drivers. A few other drivers are pulled over for non-moving
violations, such as burnt-out tail lights or expired tags.