Most Ticketed Cars: Is Yours On The List? Page 2

October 16, 2010

2009 Hummer H2

2009 Hummer H2

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4. Hummer H2
General Motors has dumped the Hummer brand, but that doesn’t stop the Hummer H2 from showing up on the most-ticketed list. It’s the only SUV in the top 10, and drivers of the big ‘ute are 2.9 times more likely to catch a ticket. The H2, supremely agile off-road (it’s what it was designed for), wasn’t cheap, either, starting at around $63,000 and change. Not surprisingly, given Hummer H2’s target demographics, the gender split among ticketed drivers is 78 percent male to only 27 percent female. Average Hummer H2 driver age is 46.

3. Scion tC
Like the Scion xB, the gender split for the Scion tC two-door coupe favors females over males in the most-ticketed drivers--61 percent female to 39 percent male. Scion tC drivers are also the youngest, with an average age of 30. As a group, they’re 3.4 times more likely to receive that dreaded ticket as the average driver. Scion tC for 2011 has starting MSRPs from $18,995 (manual) and $19,995 (automatic).

2. Toyota Camry Solara
With an average age of 50 and 62 percent femal drivers (versus 38 percent male), the Toyota Camry coupe is number two on the most-ticketed list of cars, with drivers 3.5 times more likely to be pulled over for a ticket. Forbes lists just Camry, while the Los Angeles Times lists the Toyota Camry Solara--which last appeared as a 2008 model. The mid-size car was powered by a V6 or four-cylinder engine.

1. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Topping the list of most-ticketed cars, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, a two-door luxury convertible, is also the most expensive car at a base MSRP of $102,600 for the 2011 SL550. Drivers of the SL-Class roadster are four times more likely to receive a ticket than the average person. Does anyone wonder if being able to afford a ticket has anything to do with it? Average age of the drivers is 53, and the breakdown is 41 percent male, 59 percent female.

[Forbes, Hummer, IIHS, Los Angeles Times, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen]

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