These 5 Cars Receive the Most Speeding Tickets

August 11, 2019 Cars By
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Ever wonder if the type of car you drive is more likely to cause you to get a ticket? Well, has compiled data on the cars whose drivers were most likely to have a speeding ticket on their driving record.

The cars at the top of the list…well, let’s just say they shouldn’t surprise you. Young people tend to speed; driving enthusiasts tend to speed. Perhaps more importantly, law enforcement expects both subgroups to speed. The most frequent ticket-getters, then, tend to be affordable drivers’ cars — particularly those with a manual transmission. Below are the top five.

1. Subaru WRX – 20% of Drivers Have Speeding Violations

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Yes, the Subaru WRX is probably the first car you would have guessed. The stereotypical “Rex” driver would be a young guy wearing a backward hat and sporting a general demeanor of driving a little too aggressively. That stereotypical individual is not flying under the police radar — especially if his car has aggressive tinting, a bunch of JDM stickers and ungodly-ugly painted rims.

2. Scion FR-S – 19% of Drivers Have Speeding Violations

The Scion FR-S name may be gone, but it.s still sold as the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRX. Scion was Toyota’s marque directed at “the youths” — in this case, youths who enjoy a well-balanced, sporty, rear-wheel-drive fastback coupe.

3. Volkswagen GTI – 17% of Drivers Have Speeding Violations

The GTI is the discerning choice for a driver on a budget. Or, really, a driver on any budget. It’s that good. The red lipstick and flashy rims, alas, prevent this driver from passing for an ordinary, posted-speed-limit-observing hatchback driver.

4. Hyundai Genesis Coupe – 16% of Drivers Have Speeding Violations

Hyundai is probably not the first name that comes up when you think of “speed.” But this Hyundai had a six-speed manual, rear-wheel-drive, started at 210 horsepower and could be optioned up to a 348-hp 3.8-liter V6.

5. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – 15% of Drivers Have Speeding Violations

The Wrangler Unlimited is the one surprise in the top five. It’s not a car for speed freaks. It’s not particularly affordable. For many people, it has become a modern equivalent to the family wagon. But, the Wrangler, unfortunately for its drivers, does stand out from the crowd — which likely draws the attention of the fuzz.

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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