PHOENIX - Lots of people have heard the myths of the types of cars (like a sports car) that can get you pulled over more easily.

One company,, has a list of the top 20 most ticketed cars.

However, 12 News spoke to a long-time Phoenix police lieutenant about whether the type of car really gets you pulled over more easily or not.

“It’s ridiculous to think people are pulled over based on the type of car they’re driving,” said retired Lt. Rob Robinson. “The type of make or color of a vehicle certainly doesn’t give an officer reasonable suspicion to conduct a traffic stop."

Instead, the former Phoenix police official explained how he would conduct traffic stops.

“What made me decide on whether to pull over a vehicle or not was based on the activity of the driver. If there was a traffic violation committed, then I would stop them," Robinson said.