The Nissan 350z is one of the most ticketed vehicles in 2016.

Top 10 Most and Least Ticketed Cars by the Police in 2016

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. 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.’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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When negotiating a new car’s price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what’s a good price to pay for the car.

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Top 10 Cars that Get the Most Traffic Tickets in 2016

RankMake and ModelPercentage
1Lexus ES30033.4%
2Nissan 350Z32.5%
3Dodge Charger SESXT23.9%
4Volkswagen Jetta GL31.4%
5Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT30.8%
6Mazda3 S30.3%
7Volkswagen GTI30.3%
8Dodge Stratus SXT30.2%
9Acura CL 3.0s30.1%
10Toyota Tacoma30.1%


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

RankYear | Make | ModelPercentage
1Buick Encore3.2%
2Lexus IS3503.4%
3Acura ILX5.6%
4Cadillac ATS6.2%
5Chevrolet Express7.7%
6Cadillac Escalade8.1%
7GMC Savana8.8%
8Audi A39.2%
9BMW 320i9.9%
10Land Rover Range Rover10.9%