Saturday, August 14, 2010

Speed Zone

Swedish Driver Faces Record $1M Traffic Fine

The 37-year-old, who has not been named, was clocked driving his Mercedes sports car at 170km/h over the limit.

Under Swiss law, the level of fine is determined by the wealth of the driver and the speed recorded.

In January, a Swiss driver was fined $290,000 - the current world record.

And you thought your last traffic ticket was a ripoff? Some guy driving a Mercedes AMG-SLS. If he can afford that car maybe a million dollar fine isn't that big of a deal for him but it shows that all over the world governments are strapped for cash and doing everything they can to extract money from citizens.

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