Receiving a ticket is something Americans dread more than going to the dentist, grocery store and city hall. With the highest speeding ticket fines in the U.S. exceeding 3500 dollars, it’s best to avoid straying over the speed limit to avoid the hefty fines. What about those who do get hit with the fines?
Obviously the kinds of vehicles hit with the most speeding tickets will be those who attract the highest-risk drivers. Sporty, low-slung sportscars are sure to make the list. However, even an SUV made the list. What makes drivers of these cars get the most amount of tickets? The car’s overall personality and standard features attract the kinds of drivers that will be racking up the tickets. Although sporty cars will get the most heat, SUVS and crossovers can be driven by risky drivers too.
Here is a list of the 6 most ticketed cars in the United States. The percentages calculated are based on how many owners get ticketed compared to drivers who drive violation-free.
6: Volkswagen Rabbit
Just making the list in sixth place is the Volkswagen Rabbit. A compact car offered as the cheaper and less powerful Golf GTI, the Rabbit comes with 170 horsepower packaged as a small hatchback. As an inexpensive car with tasteful European style, the vehicle is popular with younger drivers who tend to be much more irresponsible which lead 29.6 percent of them with tickets.
5: Subaru Tribeca
Why is a family crossover on the list at number five? Namely because of it’s main market. Subaru has been marketing itself quite well recently and has been attracting many young buyers with standard features like All-Wheel Drive and aggressive styling. The Tribeca makes the list most likely because it is the carry-all vehicle for young families looking for something to haul the kids without giving off the “suburb” vibe. Young families not wanting to kill off their youth also like the standard 3.6 liter V6 that offers 256 horsepower, which is enough to encourage some speeding. 29.7 percent of Tribeca owners will get ticketed this year.
4: Toyota Supra
Making the list in the fourth spot is a car that isn’t even sold in the United States anymore. The last model year of the Supra available in the U.S. market is the 1997. With a standard 3.0 V6, the Supra comes stock with 225-320 horsepower. Popular with gearheads, street racers and car enthusiasts, the Supra attracts every kind of person that will get a speeding ticket this year. 30.8 percent of Supra owners will get ticketed this year.
3: Scion FR-S
Third on the list is the Scion FR-S, the sports-car from the Toyota-owned company that is also offered as the Subaru BR-Z. The BR-Z sports a 3.0 inline four which generates 200 horsepower. As an inexpensive sportscar, the FR-S attracts young buyers looking for a cheap thrill with speed, handling and an unmistakable racecar vibe that gets 32.6 percent of owners in trouble with the law. The Scion brand topped the list with the highest percentage of ticketed drivers.
2: Pontiac GTO
Taking the silver medal is the Pontiac GTO. Last offered in 2008 the GTO comes standard with a 6.0L V8 which puts out a staggering 400 horsepower. No wonder 32.7 percent of drivers get ticketed.
1: Subaru WRX
Topping the list is the Subaru WRX. The WRX sports a standard 2.0 four cylinder boxer engine that offers 268 horsepower. The All-Wheel Drive and youthful styling on the vehicle, coupled with high horsepower output, is a good reason 33.6 percent of owners get ticketed.