June 16, 2024

Top 10 Car Brands with the Most Speeding Tickets

In a recent study conducted by Insurify, the prominent insurance clearinghouse, they listed the car models with the highest percentage of drivers receiving speeding tickets. Drivers who are attracted to specific car models seem to be living up to their vehicles’ reputations, according to the study.

Percentage of drivers with a speeding ticket, by model:

  1. Subaru WRX – 18.8%
  2. Hyundai Genesis Coupe – 17.7%
  3. Kia Stinger – 16.6%
  4. Mazda3 – 16.4%
  5. Subaru BRZ – 16.2%
  6. Scion FR-S – 16%
  7. GMC C1500 – 15.3%
  8. Volkswagen GTI – 15%
  9. Subaru Impreza – 14.8%
  10. Hyundai Veloster – 14.7%

Comparing these numbers to the national average of under 10% of drivers having speeding tickets, it’s interesting to note that Subaru has three models on the list, despite their reputation for safety.

Fast forward two years to 2023, Insurify conducted a similar study ranking car brands based on the percentage of drivers with speeding tickets. Here is the breakdown:

Percentage of drivers with a speeding ticket, by brand:

  1. Infiniti – 8.7%
  2. Scion – 8.4%
  3. Volkswagen – 8.3%
  4. Subaru – 8%
  5. Mazda – 7.7%
  6. Audi – 7.6%
  7. Kia – 7.6%
  8. Honda – 7.5%
  9. BMW – 7.4%
  10. Hyundai – 7.4%

The national average across all brands is 7.1%. This data was collected from 4.6 million car insurance applications, though the exact timeframe of drivers’ records assessed is not specified.


Q: How did Insurify gather this information?

A: The information was collected from 4.6 million car insurance applications.

Additional insights from the study include:

  • The BMW i3 unexpectedly made a significant jump in the list of car models with the most speeding tickets, with 17.6% of drivers receiving citations. On the contrary, Z4 drivers have a much lower percentage at 4.5%.
  • The car brands with the lowest percentage of drivers receiving speeding tickets are Cadillac (5.4%), Tesla (5%), and Volvo (2.7%).
  • The Subaru Ascent stands out within the Subaru brand, with only 1.9% of drivers receiving speeding tickets, balancing out the higher percentages seen in other Subaru models.
  • It is worth noting that speeding contributes to almost a third of all traffic fatalities, making it a significant factor in road safety.


Speeding remains a prevalent issue on roads, with a substantial number of drivers receiving citations each year. It is important for all drivers to adhere to speed limits and prioritize safety while driving.

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