ISO Quality Planning, whose research helps insurance companies estimate risk (and therefore determine how expensive your premiums are) has compiled a list of the most and least ticketed vehicles on U.S. roads. We are, of course, talking about speeding tickets here, the kind that come with points on your drivers license and increases to your insurance rates. Like herpes, they’re the gift that keeps on giving.
Hummer H2/H3, ticketed 4.63x more often than average
Scion tC, ticketed 4.6x more often than average
Scion XB, ticketed 4.03x more often than average
Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG, ticketed 3.97x more often than average
Toyota Solara Coupe, ticketed 3.06x more often than average
Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, ticketed 2.76x more often than average
Scion XA, ticketed 2.75x more often than average
Subaru Outback, ticketed 2.66x more often than average
Audi A4, ticketed 2.64x more often than average
Toyota Matrix, ticketed 2,64x more often than average
Lifehacker quotes Raj Bhat, president of ISO Quality Planning, on his explanation of why Hummers topped the list:
“The sense of power that Hummer drivers derive from their vehicle may be directly correlated with the number of violations they incur, or perhaps Hummer drivers, by virtue of their driving position, are less likely to notice road hazards, signs, pedestrians and other drivers.”
It’s therefore a safe assumption that Mr. Bhat doesn’t drive a Hummer himself. In fact, I’d be willing to bet he drives a Jaguar XJ sedan, coincidentally the least ticketed car on the list. As you’d expect, nothing with entertainment value made the least ticketed list, proving once again that you have to pay to play.