Finnish millionaire gets a $60,000 speeding ticket for over-speeding by 14 miles

Yes, you read it right, and we haven’t added a couple of extra zeros by mistake either; this Finnish man did get a $60,000 speeding ticket. And just in case if you are wondering what was breakneck-speed he was doing that he was issued such an insane ticket; He was booked for traveling 14 miles per hour over the posted limit. I bet your last ticket doesn’t look that ridiculous anymore. Well, that’s how things are in Finland. Unlike most of the countries where the fines have flat rates for violations like speeding, Finland’s speeding fines are linked to income, with penalties calculated on daily earnings, meaning high earners get penalized with bigger penalties for breaking the law.

Businessman Reima Kuisla, who happens to be a millionaire, was caught doing 103km/h (64mph) in an area where the speed limit is 80km/h (50mph). Authorities looked up the man’s 2013 tax return and calculated the amount accordingly. Though the ticket value is based on long-standing law, there is no surprise that Kuisla feels that he has been treated unfairly. He wrote on his Facebook page, “Finland is impossible to live in for certain kinds of people who have high incomes and wealth.” In 2002, an executive at Nokia was slapped with an 116,000-Euro fine for speeding on his Harley Davidson motorbike. His penalty was based on a salary of 14m Euros.

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[Via – Jalopnik]