Discover the Least-Ticketed Vehicles in America

Posted Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 by nhtwpprod

With the average cost of a speeding ticket running about $150 nationwide, and the impact that tickets can have on your auto insurance premiums, it’s in your wallet’s best interest to avoid getting one, if possible.


Carefully observing the speed limit when you drive is probably the most effective method of avoiding a ticket, but as all of us – intentionally or unintentionally – drive a little over from time to time, it may not always be practical.

Electronic speed governors now available on many newer vehicles can help set parameters on how fast your vehicle can go, which is great for keeping teen drivers from driving at unsafe speeds and curbing any lead-foot tendencies you may have. A radar detector can help tip you off to speed traps, allowing you to adjust your speed accordingly.

It’s also interesting to note that some vehicles are more ticket-prone than others. Either they tend to attract more responsible drivers, or their design doesn’t catch the attention of cops as often as other vehicles do. Forbes published this list of the least-ticketed vehicle brands in America between 2014 and 2016.

  • Buick Encore – The Encore is a compact luxury SUV. Only about 3 percent of Encore drivers received a ticket.
  • Lexus IS 350 – The Lexus IS 350 is a member of Toyota’s luxury brand and is sold at Lexus and Toyota dealers. Only about 3 percent of Lexus IS 350 drivers received a ticket.
  • Acura ILX – The Acura ILX is a compact luxury sedan. Only about 6 percent of Acura ILX drivers received a ticket.
  • Cadillac ATS – The Cadillac ATS is a compact luxury sedan. Only about 6 percent of Cadillac ATS drivers received a ticket.
  • Chevrolet Express – The Chevy Express is a big cargo van. Only about 8 percent of Express drivers received a ticket.
  • Cadillac Escalade – The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV. Only about 8 percent of Cadillac Escalade drivers were ticketed.
  • GMC Savana – The GMC Savana is a full size passenger van. Only about 9 percent of GMC Savana drivers received a ticket.
  • Audi A3 2-Series – The Audi A3 2-Series is a sports car. Surprisingly enough, only about 9 percent of Audi A3 2-Series drivers received a ticket.
  • BMW 320i – The BMW 320i is a small luxury car. Only about 10 percent of BMW 320i drivers received a ticket.
  • Land Rover Range Rover – The Land Rover Range Rover is a large luxury SUV produced by the Tata Motor Group. Around 10 percent of Range Rover drivers received a ticket.

Top 10 States Where You’re Most Likely to Get a Ticket


If you’re traveling through the following states, be sure to watch your speed, as traffic enforcement in these areas is aggressive, according to Esurance:

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • California
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut

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