White cars get the most speeding tickets in Idaho

We can still hear our parents arguing about the car they were buying for their 16-year-old daughter. Red?! She will rack up speeding tickets! Insurance will cost too much!

We don’t want to pick on our parents because it was incredibly generous of them to buy us a brand new car at 16 to begin with. However, it was a bit funny watching them dive headfirst into the urban legend that red cars get speeding tickets more often because their bright color stands out.

In reality, the police are not looking for cars of a certain color to stop. They are looking for you for breaking the rules. Were you really speeding? Have you been texting even though Idaho is implementing its hands-free law as of January 2021? Were you following too closely? Did you make an illegal U-turn? Did you run a red light? Your driving behavior and ability to obey basic traffic laws play the biggest role in whether you are stopped and ticketed.

Christopher Furlong

Christopher Furlong

As for your insurance premium? Allstate explains that the color of your car has nothing to do with your insurance rate. Most insurance companies care more about the make/model of your car, your driving style, the age of the driver and a few other factors.

Even with all that explained, you know someone is going to rank which car colors get the most tickets, and here’s what we found out!

Which make and model is stopped most often?

Earlier this year, Insurance ranks all the major brands based on the percentage of their drivers who have a speeding ticket on their record. According to their deep driving, Infinity drivers will most likely get a speeding ticket. And they’re far more likely to be stopped behind the wheel of a G37 than a QX60. According to their database, 8.7% of Infiniti drivers have a speeding violation.

BMW ranked 9th on the list with 7.4% of their drivers having a speeding offence. While the brand itself is further down the Top 10 list, Insurify found that BMW i3 drivers are the most cited. 17.6% of those drivers were pulled over for speeding. We’re a little surprised because this thing doesn’t look sporty or fun at all.

What color car gets pulled over the most?

According to American auto insurance, the colored car that gets pulled over the most for speeding is white, and this may simply be due to the law of averages. Their report explains that white has been America’s most popular car color for more than a decade.

iSeeCars.coma tool designed to help motorists find the cheapest used car deals, dug even deeper and found that white cars are the #8 most affordable in 2023 with an average price of $35,503. This should be enough for Idaho because 29.2% of drivers are behind the wheel of a white car, making it the most popular color in the state as well.

Here it is. The myth that red cars get stopped more is false! And for the record…we’ve never been pulled over for speeding in that red Chevy Cavalier.

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