Did you know that males are considerably more likely than females to drive drunk, speed, and not wear seatbelts? It comes as no surprise they are pulled over and ticketed more often than females, especially when you consider they are also more likely to cause fatal car crashes. Males account for both more traffic stops as well as more street stops than females. And police are less likely to ticket female drivers than male drivers.
Not only does gender play a role in your odds of interacting with police, but also race as well. Black and Hispanic drivers are more likely to be pulled over and ticketed by police. What’s more shocking is that black males are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white males and one in three black males will spend time behind bars in his lifetime. Learn more about your odds of interacting with the police from this infographic!