Have you ever wondered which cars are the most likely to get pulled over? People have all kinds of anecdotal theories. Sports cars get pulled over more. Red cars get the most tickets. But where does the truth lie? And more importantly, does it matter when it comes to speed-related accidents?
Which Cars Get the Most Speeding Tickets?
Recently, Insurify released a comprehensive report on speeding violations by vehicle makes and models. According to their data, the top five cars that are most likely to get speeding tickets include:
- Subaru WRX
- Scion FR-S
- Volkswagen GTI
- Hyundai Genesis Coupe
- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
These are all high-performance vehicles that are disproportionately driven by younger drivers. Notably, several studies have found that drivers who are under the age of 35 are more likely to drive above the speed limit.
Other demographic studies have shown that males are more likely to get speeding tickets than females. But the truth is that no matter what type of car you drive, how old you are or your gender, speeding is deadly — and it’s a frequent cause of injury and death in Vancouver car accidents.
What Are the Dangers of Speeding?
Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Vancouver. Speeding both increases the likelihood and severity of traffic collisions. According to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, 19 percent of serious auto accident injuries and 27 percent of all highway fatalities occur in speed-related crashes.
The severity of a car accident is often determined by how violent the impact of the crash was. The force of the impact will always be greater if it occurred at high speeds. Speeding will also cause more damage to the vehicle itself and, most likely, to the occupants inside it.
How to Prove Speeding Caused an Accident
Compensation is often possible for victims who are injured in accidents caused by speeding drivers. The best way to obtain maximum compensation for a car accident claim is by contacting a skilled ICBC lawyer for help.
All successful car accident cases will hinge upon supporting evidence to show that speeding was a factor that contributed to the wreck. There are various ways that attorneys can collect the evidence necessary to prove this claim. Examples include the police report, where an officer may have noted speed played a significant role in the accident. Witness statements, your own testimony, and video from traffic cameras or businesses near where the crash happened can also support your claim for compensation.
When to Contact a Lawyer
Recent changes to ICBC rules regarding compensation for traffic accidents are making it more difficult for injured claimants to obtain the compensation they deserve. If you or your family member suffered a serious injury in a speed-related accident in British Columbia, it is imperative that you consult with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
A trusted ICBC lawyer will be able to review your case, explain your rights and help you take action to protect your best interests.
How Can Warnett Hallen Help Me?
The ICBC lawyers at Warnett Hallen LLP have years of experience representing car accident victims in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. If you’ve been hit by a speeding driver, rest assured that we will hold the reckless driver accountable and demand maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you’re ready to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation.