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In the “news you can use” category, a study by Quality Planning, a San Francisco firm that services the auto insurance industry, provides us with a list of the cars most and least likely to get you a ticket. Here are the lists:

Why is the Toyota Camry the 2nd most ticketed model? That’s a stumper. The rest make a little bit of sense, though the numbers seem surprisingly high. Why would a Mercedes SL get ticketed at a wildly higher rate than, say, a Corvette or a Porsche? As for the “cautious” list, Quality Planning, after noting eight of the top ten were either an SUV or a minivan, guesses that “carrying passengers, and possibly younger passengers in car seats, makes a noticeable difference in how one drives.” Maybe so. Complete list here.

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