Surprised? I’m not.

I guess it wasn’t an armored humvee.

On a day that Americans celebrate consumerism – I bring you the surprise of the day.

People who drive Hummers receive almost five times as many traffic tickets as the average driver, according to a new study.



6 comments ↓

#1 John on 02.01.09 at 12:48 pm

I “lived in” a combat HMVEE for months. They are uncomfortable, noisy, and anything but pleasant. My experience with civilians who own them is they are a crutch for multiple inadequacies and character defects. Now statistics that bear it out.

#2 Ghost of Dude on 02.01.09 at 3:42 pm

I’ve found that by-and-large, hummer drivers believe they’re entitled to speed through every road they drive on while yakking on their cell phones and wandering across all lanes of traffic.

#3 l3wis on 02.01.09 at 5:09 pm

A fun thing I like to do at stoplights if I am sitting next to a Hummer, is wave and smile at the driver until I get their attention, then mouth to them “You are so cool.” Most of them don’t get it, but one guy has flipped me off. He had a bright banana yellow Hummer. GAY!!!

#4 Ghost of Dude on 02.02.09 at 8:22 am

My bet on the nex status symbol for douchebags with inflated egos: Hybrid Chevy Tahoe/ GMC Yukon. Bet on it.

#5 l3wis on 02.02.09 at 8:28 am

I saw a trophy wife driving one the other day.

#6 Ghost of Dude on 02.02.09 at 9:52 am

I’m amazed people can find them here. They were intended for the CA market with very limited availability elsewhere. It was a publicity stunt by GM, just like the Volt.