Cars with the Most and Least Traffic Tickets in 2016

cars with the most and least amount of traffic tickets in Nissan 350z
32.5 percent of Nissan 350z owners have received a traffic ticket.

We all know it's the driver that gets the traffic ticket or moving violation, not the car. However, it's always interesting to know what vehicle makes and models attract the most drivers prone to be magnets for traffic violations and which vehicles attract drivers who get very few tickets.

The car that gets the most traffic tickets in 2016 is the Lexus ES300. Insurance.com did a recent study finding that the ES300 had the largest percentage of drivers who received a traffic ticket with in the last two years. On the other side of the coin the Buick Encore had the least amount of ticketed drivers within the same time period.

Insurance.com's recent study reviewed traffic violation and insurance claim data on 323,000 drivers and 331 vehicle models surveyed between January 1, 2014 and February 1, 2016. To qualify, vehicles were calculated and ranked that had over 250 quotes had been sought.

The Lexus ES300 has not been in production for several years. However, it's still the number one vehicle in America that gets the traffic tickets with 33.4 percent of its drivers recently receiving a moving violation. People who drive the Buick Encore only had a 3.2 percent chance of receiving a ticket from the police in the past two years.

As of the name plate that ranks the highest on receiving the most tickets, the winner is SAAB with 26.5 percent. The least amount of tickets per nameplate goes to RAM with 11.2 percent. The average for all cars on the list is 21.1 percent.

If you'd like to see how a specific vehicle or certain make ranks when it comes to attracting traffic tickets, you can check where it is on the list here.

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Top 10 Cars that Get the Most Traffic Tickets in 2016

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Rank Make and Model Percentage
1 Lexus ES300 33.4%
2 Nissan 350Z 32.5%
3 Dodge Charger SE\SXT 23.9%
4 Volkswagen Jetta GL 31.4%
5 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT 30.8%
6 Mazda3 S 30.3%
7 Volkswagen GTI 30.3%
8 Dodge Stratus SXT 30.2%
9 Acura CL 3.0s 30.1%
10 Toyota Tacoma 30.1%

Top 10 Cars that Get the Least Amount of Traffic Tickets in 2016

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Rank Year | Make | Model Percentage
1 Buick Encore 3.2%
2 Lexus IS350 3.4%
3 Acura ILX 5.6%
4 Cadillac ATS 6.2%
5 Chevrolet Express 7.7%
6 Cadillac Escalade 8.1%
7 GMC Savana 8.8%
8 Audi A3 9.2%
9 BMW 320i 9.9%
10 Land Rover Range Rover 10.9%