Drivers In NY, NJ Are Among Most Likely To Get Tickets, Study Says

Photo credit: Jeff Turner

WAUNAKEE, Wisc. — The 4th of July is one of the busiest traffic days of the year and nothing can ruin a vacation more quickly than an undeserved traffic ticket.

The National Motorists Association — a motorists’ rights group that has been helping drivers fight their traffic tickets for over 25 years — has come up with a way to give 4th of July travelers some insight on which states are most likely to ticket drivers.


After crunching the numbers, the National Motorists Association found that the state most likely to hand out a traffic ticket is Florida, followed closely by Georgia and Nevada. The state where drivers are least likely to get a traffic ticket is Montana.

Here are the 10 states (and District) most likely to ticket motorists:

1) Florida
2 tie) Georgia
2 tie) Nevada
4) Texas
5) Alabama
6) Missouri
7) New York
8) North Carolina
9) District of Columbia
10) New Jersey

Information on how many traffic tickets are issued in each state is hard to come by because many localities are reluctant to publicize the information and states typically don’t have an agency responsible for gathering and summarizing ticket data from the various jurisdictions.

These rankings were generated by analyzing ticket-related search queries such as “speeding ticket” and “traffic tickets” over time using Google’s Search Insights — a public tool that shows state-by-state search trends across the United States.

Photo credit: Jeff Turner
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