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America's most ticketed cars

In a study released recently, , a firm that compiles risk data for use in calculating automobile insurance, put together a list of the cars that are most likely to be pulled over and ticketed on American roads. As it turns out, QPC’s findings indicate that the personality of the driver has more to do with the frequency of being ticketed than the car itself. QPC suggests that people driving cars to express their individuality will be ticketed more than drivers who have selected a vehicle simply t

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Four-wheeled police magnets

The car that you drive probably won't get you pulled over by the cops, even if it's red. It's they way you drive it. But certain drivers may be attracted to the cars that get stopped the most.

In a study released this week, online insurance information provider put together a list of the cars that had been pulled over in the past three years.

"It's not about horsepower," Managing Editor Des Toups said. "The Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper and Nissan GT-R rank well below average for tickets even though they can easily double the highest speed limits. But those cars are also costly, so their buyers tend to be older and take fewer risks."

To compile its list, looked at data from 526 models and analyzed online quote information submitted by 557,238 drivers from Jan. 1, 2013, to July 2014. They included any driver who had some kind of traffic violation in the last three years.

So, what are the most ticketed cars in the U.S.? The answers may surprise you!

—By CNBC staff
Posted Oct. 1, 2014

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