The World’s Highest Speeding Fine

The World's Highest Speeding Fine - Car humorFinnish tradition is to fine according to annual income. For years, this was based on the honor system. Finnish police would ask the person pulled over how much they made per year, consult a table, and fine them accordingly.

The police hated it, though, because they were constantly lied to about how much people made. So, some years ago they got new high-tech tools for calculating traffic fines.

In this beautiful country, the world-record speeding ticket was a cool $200,000. In this case, records showed that Jussi Salonoja, a 27-year-old heir to a northern European meatpacking empire, earned $11.5 million in 2003. The fine of $200,000 was considered appropriate after some calculations done by the Finland’s courts. One could think he was going 70 or more miles over the speed limit and yet he was doing only 50mph in a 25mph zone!

Reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_ticket

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3477285.stm

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