I am so excited. After years of figuring out ways to help motorists with avoiding New York speeding ticket convictions on their record, I found a new angle … the type of car you drive. That’s right the type of car has a direct impact upon whether you will receive a traffic ticket. A recent study performed by Quality Planning (a California company that confirms policyholder information for auto insurance companies) shows that the type of car you drive has a direct impact on whether you will receive a traffic ticket. Generally, the more powerful cars were a ticket to receiving a moving violation.
Ranking cars based upon how much below or above the national average in terms of violations issued, the study concluded that .23 violations were issued on average for every 100,000 miles driven. Drivers of the Hummer H2 and H3 led the pack with 1.07 tickets issued per 100,00 miles, 4.63 times more likely to get a ticket than the average car with the Toyota Scion tC a close second at 4.60 times. Also towards the top of ticket magnet vehicles were the Mercedes Benz’ CLK63 AMG and CLS63,Toyota’s Scion xA, Scion xB and Matrix, Audi A4 and the Subaru Outback station wagon.
So what car do you drive in you have a lead foot? Bringing up the rear were family vehicles and cars which appeal to older drivers such as the Buick Park Avenue (pictured below), the Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan and the Chevy Suburban SUV.