Friday, January 30, 2009

Hummers = Tickets. It's Been Proven. Need a payday loan?

The environment has written you a citation

Hummer

Your payday loan source says you’ll save money if you don’t buy a Hummer. You’ll likely save on your car’s purchase price, insurance, gas… and traffic tickets.

Ben Mack of Wired gives us yet another reason to downgrade to smaller, more economical, more environmentally-friendly cars. Apparently, Hummer drivers receive nearly five times more (4.63 to be exact) tickets than the average driver.

Quality Planning Corp. surveyed data from 1.7 million drivers and discovered that the Hummer models H2 and H3 are the most frequently ticketed vehicles on the road. At the opposite extreme, the GMC Sierra CL1500 pickup was least likely to be ticketed. OK, maybe that isn’t the most economical car…

Back to the drawing board?

“The sense of power that Hummer drivers derive from their vehicle may be directly correlated with the number of violations they incur, or perhaps Hummer drivers, by virtue of their driving position, are less likely to notice road hazards, signs, pedestrians and other drivers,” said Raj Bhat, president of Quality Planning Corp. ... click here to read the rest of the article titled "Hummers = Tickets. It's Been Proven. Need a payday loan?"

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