For Jerry’s study, we analyzed 574,303 quotes from east and west coast data from our more than 1 million car quote data points from July 2020 to July 2021.
According to the data, New Jersey drivers have 17% more violations than New York drivers.
In fact, the report indicates that 37% of New Jersey drivers have violations, compared to 20% of New Yorkers.
Interestingly, there was also a difference in the types of violations between the states. We found that the most popular violation for New Yorkers was failure to obey traffic signs. The other states—on both the east and west coast—were most often cited for speeding.
Other data about New York and other states
We also found that New York drivers had less violations than California drivers, too.
According to our data, 27% of California drivers have violations—slightly above New York’s 20%.
It’s also interesting to note that Massachusetts drivers have the least violations on average at 4% .
For a country-wide perspective, our data indicates that 27% of all drivers in the U.S. have violations.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle is an insurance writer with over 15 years of experience writing and editing content in a variety of industries, including insurance and personal finance. Lisa specializes in taking deep dives into make and model-specific content that helps car owners and buyers make solid money-saving choices. Lisa has written over 350 articles for Jerry on topics including electric vehicles to classic cars. Before joining Jerry, Lisa worked in various aspects of the printing industry as a content writer, developer, and editor and earned her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Lycoming College.