Drive a Lexus ES300? If so, you are more prone to get a ticket than drivers of other car models.

The stylish sedan topped the list of most ticketed vehicles according to a new survey out Thursday from Insurance.com. More than 33 percent of Lexus ES300 drivers reported getting tickets during the survey period from Jan. 1, 2014, and Feb. 1, 2016

The car insurance comparison-shopping website looked at claim and traffic violation data from 331 models and more than 323,000 recent customers to come up with its list of cars with the most tickets.

“It’s the driver that gets tickets, not the car,” says Penny Gusner, consumer analyst for Insurance.com. “But it is interesting to see what vehicle makes and models attract drivers who are prone to traffic violations.”

Two years ago the website conducted a similar survey and the Subaru WRX ranked as the highest “ticket magnet." This year that model checked in at No. 12.

Drivers of more expensive vehicles, such as the Buick Encore, Lexus IS350, Acura ILX and Cadillac ATS received the lowest percentage of tickets while drivers of economy and luxury models received the most citations.

The survey also found that cars on most ticketed list also appear to have an above-average number of insurance claims.

Insurance companies often pay more attention to claims than they do to traffic tickets when setting rates, the website said.

Car models with high insurance claim rates can result in higher premiums for everyone owning those vehicles while tickets drive up the individual coverage costs for the person who receives a citation.

Here are the top 20 vehicles by rank/make and model by the percentage of surveyed drivers who received tickets.

1. Lexus ES 300 – 33.4%
2. Nissan 350Z – 32.5%
3. Dodge Charger SE/SXT – 32%
4. Volkswagen Jetta GL– 31%
5. Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT – 31%
6. Mazda 3S – 30%
7. Volkswagen GTI – 30%
8. Dodge Stratus SXT – 30%
9. Acura 3.0s – 30%
10. Toyota Tacoma – 30%
11. Mazda Tribute – 30%
12. Subaru Impreza WRX – 30%
13. Lexus LS 400 Series – 30%
14. Subaru Impreza 2.5I – 30%
15. Mercedes-Benz C300 4 Matic – 30%
16. Chevrolet Malibu 2LT – 29%
17. Lincoln LS  – 29%
18. Ford Fusion S – 29%
19. Mazda 3I – 29%
20. Chevrolet Tahoe K1500 – 29%

And those getting the least number of tickets

1.    Buick Encore – 3%
2.    Lexus IS350 – 3%
3.    Acura ILX – 6%
4.    Cadillac ATS – 6%
5.    Chevrolet Express – 8%
6.    Cadillac Escalade – 8%
7.    GMC Savana – 9%
8.    Audi A3 2-Series – 9%
9.    BMW 320I – 10%
10.    Land Rover Range Rover – 11%

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