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01-22-09, 06:36 PM #1
Hummer SUV drivers more likely to get tickets
Drivers of Hummer SUVs were 4.63 times more likely to get a traffic ticket than the average driver, concludes a yearlong study by a company that helps insurers identify risks.
ISO Quality Planning, the San Francisco company that studied the records of 1.7 million drivers, compiled a list of ticket magnets that confirmed some long-held notions: Owners of the 507-horsepower Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and similarly muscular CLK63 AMG received outsized numbers of tickets, as did the generally young owners of the relatively inexpensive Scion tC, xB and xA, and the Audi A4 sports sedan.
But also on that most-ticketed list were the Subaru Outback and the Toyota Camry Solara and Matrix, three cars not known for great speed or expressing the rebellious nature of their owners. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, virtually identical mechanically to their General Motors sibling Hummer, appeared on the least-ticketed list.
"The sense of power that Hummer drivers derive from their vehicle may be directly correlated with the number of violations they incur," said Raj Bhat, the president of ISO Quality Planning. "Or perhaps Hummer drivers, by virtue of their driving position, are less likely to notice road hazards, signs, pedestrians and other drivers."
01-22-09, 07:07 PM #2
01-22-09, 07:15 PM #3
Its not the type of vehicle or the vehicles color, its the driver and the drivers actions that gets ticketed."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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01-23-09, 01:15 AM #4
You know, this is funny. I realized a year or two ago that in (then) 4 years working, I had never ticketed a Hummer. Now into my 6th year, I still have never ticketed a Hummer.The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.
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