If you drive a pickup, you might be less likely to get a ticket.
Given the popularity of pickups, it’s interesting to note that only one model made insurance.com’s top 10 list of vehicles in the U.S. associated with the most traffic violations. All told, only six pickups made the top 100 list for the most ticketed vehicles. Not bad.
However, whether you’re driving a red sports car or not, insurance.com states that the vehicles are innocent of all charges.
“It’s the driver that gets tickets, not the car,” says Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for insurance.com. “But it is interesting to see what vehicle makes and models attract drivers who are prone to traffic violations.”
Information for the long list of 327 vehicle models was compiled from Jan. 1, 2014 to Feb. 1, 2016. Rankings are based on insurance quotes created from information submitted from 323,349 drivers. To make the list, a model had to have had at least 250 insurance quotes associated with it.
Drum roll please…
The Toyota Tacoma is the only pickup that made the top 10 list of vehicles that have been associated with the most tickets over the past two years in the U.S. It ranks number 10 on the list. Insurance.com’s study reveals that 30.1 percent of the drivers traveling in this truck have received traffic citations.
Of the 17 pickups that Hard Working Trucks located on the list, the Chevrolet C2500 was ranked best at number 307 of 327 vehicles studied. If you drive this truck, you can take comfort in knowing that only 13.9 percent of the Chevy C2500s in the study have entered those cringe-worthy, citation data logs.
The top three vehicles that are associated with the most tickets are the Lexus E300, Nissan 350Z and the Dodge Charger SE/SXT. See the chart below the pickup list in case you’re curious about the other seven vehicles that made the top 10 list.
For your convenience, a list has been compiled below for the 17 pickups that Hard Working Trucks located in the study.
Rank Model Percentage associated with tickets over the past two years
#10 Toyota Tacoma 30.1
#22 Dodge Ram 2500 27.8
#75 GMC Sierra 1500 24.4
#96 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 23.7
#97 Chevrolet Colorado 23.5
#100 Ford Ranger 23.5
#108 Nissan Titan 23.2
#120 Ford F-150 23.1
#123 Toyota Tundra 23
#158 Chevy C1500 21.5
#168 Ford F-250 21.2
#186 Dodge Ram 1500 20.6
#189 Nissan Frontier 20.4
#220 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 19.4
#228 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad ST/SLT 19.1
#273 Ford F-350 17
#307 Chevy C2500 13.9
Top 10 vehicles with the most tickets
1. Lexus ES 300 – 33%
2. Nissan 350Z – 33%
3. Dodge Charger SE/SXT – 32%
4. Volkswagen Jetta GL– 31%
5. Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT – 31%
6. Mazda 3S – 30%
7. Volkswagen GTI – 30%
8. Dodge Stratus SXT – 30%
9. Acura 3.0s – 30%
10. Toyota Tacoma – 30%