Talking Tickets: Who’s Most Likely to Get Them? (Infographic)

Are speeding tickets more prevalent among men or women? Are parking tickets more common in New York or Florida? Find out!

Have you ever wondered if men or women are more likely to get a ticket? Or if speeding tickets are given out more often in certain parts of the U.S.? We certainly have, so we polled more than 850 people from across the country to find out who’s racking up the most traffic tickets and where. Though our sample is relatively small, it still gave us some pretty interesting insight into what’s going on behind the wheel.

Our results suggest that gender and geography both play a role. For instance, we found that men are 13 percent more likely than women to receive speeding tickets. We also found that speeding tickets are more prevalent in Florida than New York.

This infographic highlights some of the most interesting finds from our survey, including the state you’re most likely to get a parking ticket in and the different ways men and women try to get out of tickets (don’t try this at home).

We know you’re too responsible to get a traffic ticket yourself. But if you’re an Esurance policyholder and curious about how a ticket might impact your premium, try our What If® Calculator. With this interactive tool, you can find out how certain “hypotheticals,” like accidents, changing vehicles, moving across the state, and yes, tickets, could influence your rate. Just log into your policy and click on the “Policy Info” tab to access the calculator.

The What If Calculator is a hypothetical estimation tool. To make any policy updates, including reportable claims, please contact Esurance. We store your information for easy retrieval of your estimate and to support investigation of potentially fraudulent activity.

Ticket Talk Infograph

3 Responses to “Talking Tickets: Who’s Most Likely to Get Them? (Infographic)”

  1. Avatar for Anthony Larsen
    Al Lebo
    June 27, 2013 #

    There is a very simple reason why there is a discrepancy between parking tickets and speeding tickets in the Empire State. Defending speeders is a cottage industry in New York State with some attorneys raking in over six digit incomes for handling these cases. New York allows a violator to plead guilty to a non-moving violation as long as they pay a fine and surcharges instead of having to plead to an offense which puts points on your license. There is no limit placed upon these plea bargains. A typical example of a plea down from a 15 mph over charge might be "Parked on Roadway" which would create the stats that you have observed.

  2. Avatar for Anthony Larsen
    September 21, 2013 #

    is it not possible that the reason more men get tickets is because more drivers are men? Similarly there are probably more drivers in the 25-35 age group. These data are meaningless without a comparison to the general population of drivers.

  3. Avatar for Anthony Larsen
    September 14, 2015 #

    Just don't allow a truck to follow you too closely near Podunk in Fulton County, Ga. or you may get a "failure to lower beams" ticket from the truck's bouncing headlight beams.
    And, make sure your license plate light is clean in Douglas Co., Ga.

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