Getting a ticket can affect more than a driver’s record — it can also jack up their auto insurance premiums.
Insurers look at cars, drivers, and traffic violations when building auto policies. While accidents can hike up insurance premiums for all drivers of a particular type of vehicle, tickets can boost premiums for each individual driver, based on their violations.
While drivers — not their cars — earn their tickets, violation-prone drivers tend to drive similar vehicles. Insurance.com recently analyzed over 550,000 car insurance quotes to find out which cars get ticketed the most, and how tickets affect quotes for those vehicles. Insurance.com ranked the top 10 most ticketed cars based on the percentage of the vehicles’ drivers who report violations.