San Francisco, California – It isn’t just drivers in high-performance cars that accumulate the most number of speeding tickets, according to a new U.S. survey by Quality Planning (QPC), with Scion and Pontiac Grand Prix on the list of most-ticketed vehicles.

The study examines 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 (160,934 km) driven. The new survey updates one done last year, and consistently, SUVs and hatchbacks showed lower violations on average than traditional two- or four-door vehicles.

The data included the drivers’ average age and percentage of male drivers. The vehicles with the highest percentage of violations, in order, were:

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (average age 53/41% male)
Toyota Solara (50/39%)
Scion tC (30/39%)
Hummer H2 and H3 (46/73%)
Scion xB (37/40%)
Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG (46/58%)
Acura Integra (33/60%)
Pontiac Grand Prix (40/41%)
Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG (47/44%)
Volkswagen GTI (40/44%)

The vehicles with the lowest percentage of violations, in order, were:

Buick Ranier (average age 61/71% male)
Mazda Tribute (36/29%)
Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 (40/86%)
Kia Spectra (40/44%)
Buick LaCrosse (65/50%)
Saturn Aura Hybrid (59/14%)
Oldsmobile Silhouette (41/50%)
Chevrolet Uplander (40/54%)
Hyundai Tucson (47/40%)
Pontiac Vibe (41/32%)

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