Let’s face it, getting pulled over is enough to ruin your day. Maybe you deserve the citation and maybe you don’t, maybe you’re driving an ostentatious, brightly colored car and that is why you were pulled over? There are several urban legends about which cars are most likely to get pulled over; make, model, and color all being factors. Which cars are most likely to get pulled over? Besides the obvious reason for breaking the law, keep reading to see if your car is a ticket magnet.
According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, an estimated 30-50 million traffic citations were issued last year, which equates to roughly 112,000 people per day. It is probably safe to assume that the majority of those citations were issued to driver’s who were breaking the law; however, recent research compiled by automotive enthusiasts, CJ Pony Parts, uncovered a few surprises as to which cars were more likely to be pulled over.
Color: First thought? Red. Wrong; red cars fall a close second behind white cars. The top four most ticketed car colors are white, red, then gray and silver respectively.
Make/Model: Naturally, sports cars top the list of which car is most likely to get pulled over. Whether or not the drivers were actually speeding when pulled over is a good question, but the top three most pulled over makes and models are 1. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, 2. Toyota Camry Solara, 3. Scion tC
Location: It may not matter what type of car you are driving, but more so, the state you live in. The top five states for driving citations are Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Texas. The most expensive speeding citation issued was in Virginia at $1,350 and the least expensive citation was issued in Tennessee at $50.
Regardless of which cars are most likely to get pulled over, obeying traffic laws should be taken seriously. While the Law Offices of Reginald Keith Davis hope your traffic citations are at a minimum, we are here to help alleviate the expected and unexpected consequences of traffic citations.