1 in 5 Americans Have Received at Least One Traffic Ticket

Survey Uncovers Common Reasons for Getting a Ticket

Survey conducted on behalf of InsuranceQuotes.com found that about one in five Americans has gotten a traffic ticket for a moving violation in the past five years.

A new survey, conducted on behalf of insuranceQuotes.com in April 2015 by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, has found that about one in five Americans has gotten a traffic ticket for a moving violation in the past five years, according to insurancequotes.com.

Common reasons for getting a ticket included:

  • Speeding.
  • Running a stop sign or red light.
  • Driving without a license.
  • Not wearing a seat belt.
  • Driving while using a telecommunications device.

Of drivers who got tickets, more women than men (69 percent versus 64 percent) reported getting cited for speeding, and 50- to 64-year-olds were most likely to get caught driving too fast.

Read the full story on insurancequotes.com.

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