Study: Mercedes-Benz SL-Class drivers most likely to receive traffic tickets

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG

According to a new study by Verisk Analytics, drivers of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class are the most likely to receive traffic tickets and are cited about four times as often as the average U.S. motorist, The study explored the relationship between the cars people drive and how people drive them.

It expanded to include available statistics, the study also shows various vehicle makes and models and quantifies the propensity of each to be ticketed by law enforcement based on the number of moving violations per 100,000 miles driven.

The list, which includes three Mercedes-Benz vehicles, also feature Toyota’s Camry-Solara at No. 2, the Scion tC at No. 3 and the Hummer H2/H3 at No. 4.

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Table 1: “Spirited Vehicles” (vehicles with highest percentage of violations)
Make Model Body Style Violations* Average Age % Male
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible 404% 53 41%
Toyota Camry-Solara Coupe 349% 50 39%
Scion TC Coupe 343% 30 39%
Hummer H2/H3 SUV 292% 46 73%
Scion XB Hatchback 270% 37 40%
Mercedes-Benz CLS-63 AMG Sedan 264% 46 58%
Acura Integra Coupe 185% 33 60%
Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan 182% 40 41%
Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Sedan 179% 47 44%
Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 178% 40 44%

Violations/100,000 miles driven, expressed as percentage of average.

– By: Omar Rana