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Subaru Drivers Get the Most Speeding Tickets

by | June 3, 2024

Seemingly, more and more people are driving too fast for conditions these days; however, drivers of certain vehicles get caught speeding more than others, starting with Subarus.

Nearly 25% of Subaru BRZ drivers have received speeding tickets — more than any other type of vehicle.

Well, the Subaru BRZ anyway. Drivers of the little speedster Subaru builds jointly with Toyota — the GR86 — get more tickets. According to data collected by Insurify, nearly 25% of all BRZ drivers get a speeding ticket. The online auto insurer put together its top 10 list of cars with the most speeding tickets. While a Toyota did make the top 10, it wasn’t the BRZ’s clone.

The top car model has a 113% higher speeding ticket rate (17.7%) than the average across all models in its database (8.3%), the company noted.

Top three

Some of the vehicles that made the list won’t be a big surprise, but some are definitely going to raise some eyebrows.

The second biggest offender, with 21.9% of its drivers getting a speeding ticket, is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

The second biggest offender, with 21.9% of its drivers getting a speeding ticket, is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. No. We’ve not blended brands but instead are referencing the company’s first attempt at a luxury vehicle. Hyundai stopped building the coupe in 2016 as it prepared to launch Genesis as a stand-alone premium brand. The coupe is powered by a 3.8-liter V6, putting out 348 horsepower, so one can see how getting the attention of Johnny Law would be accomplished.

Nearly 19% of Volkswagen GTI owners have been tagged for speeding. One of the OGs of the “hot hatch” genre, 18.8% of drivers have heard the phrase “License and registration please.” And the “please” may or may not have been uttered.

Biggest surprise

A popular automotive television show fond of driving a slow car fast, and the biggest surprise on the list would fit the bill: the Chevrolet Cruze. Insurify claims 17.9% of Cruze drivers, the 4-cylinder compact putting out all of 138 hp, which came to a halt in 2019, have received a speeding ticket.

The Cruze’s appearance on the list highlights an important point: any vehicle can be a fast vehicle. The average base price of the 10 cars with the speediest drivers is $25,117, or 47% lower than the $47,218 average new vehicle transaction price, according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).

Approximately 33 people died per day in speeding-related car accidents in 2022, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Drivers who speed don’t just put lives, including their own, at risk. They also face 16% higher full-coverage car insurance rates on average, according to Insurify data.

The rest of the list

The bottom half of the list includes the Nissan 350Z (17.6%), Subaru WRX (16.9%) — the second Subaru, Scion tC (15.8%), Scion FR-S (15.2%), Chevrolet Malibu Limited (14.5%), and the Toyota Yaris iA (14.5%).

Sports cars accounted for six of the 10 vehicles on the list, but not all (the BRZ, the Scion models, and Toyota Yaris) contain massive powertrains. Seven of the 10 cars that made this list have an MSRP of less than $30,000, and three of those vehicles cost less than $20,000.

People with one or more speeding tickets on record pay an average of 16% more for full coverage than drivers with a clean driving record.

“Following the speed limit in the future is the easiest way to save an average of $420 per year on full coverage,” according to the site. “Plus, with an NHTSA study attributing more than 12,000 deaths to speeding in 2022, avoiding dangerous speeds could also save lives.”


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