Monday smile – Fast track fines

According to the World Economic Forum, in Finland, speeding tickets are linked to your income – which has led to some spectacularly large fines.

“In 2002, Anssi Vanjoki, a former Nokia director, was ordered to pay a fine of 116,000 euros ($103,600) after being caught driving 75km/h in a 50km/h zone on his motorbike.”

“Switzerland uses a similar system, and currently holds the world record for a speeding ticket. It was handed to a Swedish motorist in 2010 who was caught driving at 290km/h. He was fined 3,600 Swiss francs per day for 300 days – around 1,080,000 Swiss francs ($1,091,340) in total.”

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More sobering information, about numbers of accidents and the future of road safety, can be found on the World Economic Forum website.

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