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A world record speeding fine?

SpeedingThe Swiss are very enterprising when it comes to penalties for speeding.  Not only do they take into account the amount by which you are exceeding the speed limit, but the fine is also determined by your own personal income.  Spare a thought, therefore, for the wealthy Swedish man who was recently clocked doing close to 300 kilometeres per hour(!) in his £140,000 Mercedes.  He now faces a fine of €650,000.  Yep, you read that right – €650,000.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. €650 000 as it is income related then it is the same proportion of his income, as my fine would be if I was caught doing 300 kph, in Switzerland. Although I would not be able to achieve 300 kph with my car.

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