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Lexus ES 300 Drivers Leading Pack as Most Ticketed

Buick Encore drivers get fewest tickets, study shows.

by on Aug.02, 2016

If you're behind the wheel of this car, you're more likely to get a ticket than anyone else.

It’s not news that Americans are piling up more miles behind the wheel than ever. Cheap gas and a strengthening economy are combining to lure people out on to the open road.

Of course, once a person slides into the driver’s seat, turns the key and stomps on the accelerator, then that driver is fair game for a dreaded experience: the speeding ticket. Some are more prone than others to being caught lead-footed.

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In fact, Lexus ES 300 drivers are more likely than any other motorist to get a ticket, according to a new report from insurance.com. The ES 300 was produced between 1992 and 2003. (more…)

Getting a Ticket Doesn’t Mean Higher Insurance Rates

Just 19 percent of violators saw premiums rise.

by on Apr.16, 2015

Depending upon the infraction, your auto insurance premiums may not rise.

Conventional wisdom is taking another beating as a new study indicates that getting a ticket actually doesn’t boost a driver’s insurance rates.

Only 19% of Americans who received a traffic ticket in the past five years are paying more for car insurance as a result, according to a report from insuranceQuotes.com released today. This is a decrease from 2013 when 31% of Americans who received a recent traffic ticket saw an increase in their car insurance premium.

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While fewer folks are seeing insurance rates rise, there are some violations that will cause a significant leap in what you pay. The website found that offenses such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident almost always result in higher premiums – as much as 92% higher. (more…)

New Ford System Could Spell End to Speeding Tickets

System reads signs, automatically adjusts vehicle speed.

by on Mar.27, 2015

Ford's new system could become a basic part of tomorrow's autonomous vehicles.

“But officer…” If you’ve ever tried to explain your way out of a speeding ticket, claiming you didn’t know how fast you were going, or what the local limit was, you might want to check out the new Intelligent Speed Limiter that Ford is launching this year.

A number of vehicles now display the local speed limit on their navigation screens, some using cameras to ensure that the limit hasn’t changed since the navi database was created. The system being introduced in the next-generation Ford S-Max people-mover goes the next step, and actually controls the speed of the vehicle itself.

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“Drivers are not always conscious of speeding and sometimes only becoming aware they were going too fast when they receive a fine in the mail or are pulled over by law enforcement,” notes Stefan Kappes, active safety supervisor, Ford of Europe. “Intelligent Speed Limiter can remove one of the stresses of driving, helping ensure customers remain within the legal speed limit.” (more…)

Subaru WRX Drivers Get the Most Speeding Tickets

One in three get nabbed for lead-footed ways.

by on Sep.30, 2014

The Subaru WRX driver is more likely than any other to get a speeding ticket.

Want to avoid speeding tickets? Don’t make the Subaru WRX your daily driver and you should cut the odds of being radar trap fodder significantly.

The Japanese-made pocket rocket is the most ticketed car in the U.S. with 33.6% of owners getting a traffic ticket recently, according to a survey by Insurance.com. The Pontiac GTO, which ceased production six years ago, finished second with 32.7% of owners receiving tickets.

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It seems that Japanese models have been topping many recently lists about vehicles lately, and this one is no exception. The rest of the top five include the Scion FR-S (32.6%), Toyota Supra (30.8%) and the Subaru Tribeca (29.7%). (more…)

Two-Thirds of US Drivers Break the Law Behind the Wheel

A fifth do it on a daily basis.

by on Sep.03, 2014

One in five drivers breaks traffic laws on a regular basis with speeding being the most common infraction.

It might seem like just a minor infraction, nudging the speedometer a few miles an hour over the limit. Or maybe you’ve hit the gas, instead of the brake, when the stoplight was about to turn red.

The reality is that the overwhelming majority of American motorists routinely break the law while driving, about one in five doing so on a daily basis, according to a new survey. Two out of three motorists admit they’ve broken the law at one time or another.

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No surprise, perhaps, speeding is the most commonly broken law, but a significant number of those who participated in the survey by CouponCodesPro.com also admitted driving under the influence of alcohol. (more…)

Are American Drivers Really Speed Demons?

New study says we talk fast but stay close to the speed limits.

by on Jan.21, 2010

Some of the nation's fastest and slowest roads.

Americans like to talk a fast game, but while we may like to believe we’re always pushing the limits, a new study suggests most drivers stick closer to the speed laws than we might think.

While motorists do run up average speeds over the posted limits in a few states, most stay under the limit, according to data collected though the Speed Profiles database compiled by TeleAtlas, the mapping unit of portable navigation manufacturer TomTom.  The report analyzed historical records gathered anonymously, over the last two years, from millions of GPS systems in use on U.S. roadways.

The tattletale systems reveal that the fastest stretch of highway in the U.S. is I-15, running through Utah and Nevada.  The average speed is 77.67 mph, but in some unpopulated stretches, the speed limit actually is set at 80.


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On a regional basis, the fastest part of the country isn’t out in the open West but, rather, in the American heartland.  TomTom reveals that 7 of the fastest 15 states are Mississippi, Kansas, Iowa, Iaho, Alabama and Missouri, where speeds average just over 67 mph.  The big surprise?  The typical speed limit in those states is 70.