Subaru WRX Drivers Are the Most Likely to Have Speeding Tickets, Study Shows

Next time a sports car pulls next to you, hold your judgment for a second. Despite what you may think and what we’ve been told to expect in the media, it’s not sports cars drivers who are most likely to have speeding tickets.
Study shows drivers of Subaru WRX are more likely to have a speeding ticket 6 photos
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According to data released by U.S. company Insurify earlier this month, it men and women at the wheel of a Subaru WRX who have one or more speeding tickets. The survey was comprised after crunching numbers from over 1.6 million quote requests, in which drivers were asked to state if they had one or more speeding tickets on their record.

The Detroit Free Press notes that 11.28 percent of respondents admitted to having one speeding ticket. However, owners of certain models had more than one, with Subaru WRX coming in on top. Nearly 21 percent of the drivers of the high-performance compact sedan received one ticket speeding in the last 7 years, which is more than double the national average (11.78 percent).

The list continued with Scion FR-S (19.09 percent), Volkswagen GTI (16.92 percent), and Hyundai Genesis Coupe (15.75 percent). Up next were the trucks, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (15.35 percent) and Ram 2500 Heavy Duty pickup (15.32 percent). Top 10 is rounded up by Dodge Dart (14.86 percent), Infiniti G37 (14.72 percent), Subaru Impreza (14.66 percent) and Hyundai Veloster (14.48 percent).

There was no clear pattern based on brands in terms of speeding offenses, but Insurify notes that all vehicles on the list came at base prices under $37,285.

Other highlights from the survey include another mention of WRX drivers, who have 2.29 times the number of DUIs and 1.82 times as many at-fault accidents as the national average, the publication adds.

At the opposite pole are the cars whose drivers have the least numbers of speeding offenses, with Chevrolet Astro leading the pack with 4.23 percent and Ford Contour rounding up the top 10 with 6.21 percent.
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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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