Top 10 Most Ticketed Cars


Getting pulled over is never fun. And if you are one to get pulled over often, consider the car your driving. It’s no news that what you’re driving can make the coppers see you as a huge red flag that says: “HEY PICK ME!” But some of the cars that were found to be the most ticketed may come to a surprise for some, because it did for us.

Quality Planning conducted a study by collecting data from law enforcement firms around the country and ranked the cars that are pulled over the most. The study is based on the number of moving violations that a car is issued per 100,000 miles.

Some patterns found that seven of the top 10 cars were most likely driven by women. And sure, you might think that the majority of the cars are also driven by the youth. But, you’ll be surprised as once again, seven of the ten total entries were most driven by individuals with an average age of 40 or higher.

A surprising runner-up was the Toyota Camry, coming in at 349% of the average and deemed 3.5 times more likely to be ticketed. While this may confuse some, Quality Planning associates this statistic with the simple fact that it has been the best-selling vehicle for the majority of the last 10 years, and being an every-day car means it’s more likely to face every-day violations.

These sort of studies always end up being interesting. So without further ado, the list:


Quality Planning’s Top Ten Most Ticketed Cars:

  1. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible
  2. Toyota Camry-Solara Coupe
  3. Scion tC Coupe
  4. Hummer H2/H3 SUV
  5. Scion XB Hatchback
  6. Mercedes-Benz CLS-63 AMG Sedan
  7. Acura Integra Coupe
  8. Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan
  9. Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Sedan
  10. Volkswagen GTI Hatchback


Quality Planning even broke down each ticketed vehicle by demographics, determining the average age and even the likely gender of the driver. One factor that did not play a part in the study? Car color. That’s right – your bright red Ford Mustang wasn’t the reason you got a speeding ticket, after all. You were simply driving too fast. Slow down, Speedy!

So what’s a driver to do? If you’re the owner of one of these unlucky vehicles, and you find yourself with a traffic ticket, don’t fret – there is a viable solution in the form of an online traffic school course. Many states will grant point and/or ticket dismissal for drivers who successfully complete a state-approved traffic school.

Of course, the best way to combat this trend is to always drive safely and within the limits of the law. But if your car gets you in trouble, your computer just may be able to get you out of it!