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Million dollar speeding ticket.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id...tionid=3510212

A Swedish driver who was caught driving at 290 km/h (180 mph) in Switzerland is likely to receive a world-record speeding fine of one million dollars.

The 37-year-old man, who was driving his Mercedes SLS AMG, was clocked along the A12 highway between Lausanne and Bern in Sweden last week.

Swiss police arrested the driver and confiscated his car.

"Nothing can justify a speed of 290 km/h," BBC quoted local police spokesman Benoit Dumas as saying.

"It is not controllable. It must have taken 500 meters to stop," Dumas added.

The man defended himself on the grounds that his car's speedometer may have been faulty.

The Swiss law calculates the cost of a speeding fine based on the size of the infringement as well as the income of the driver.

Prosecutors say that, under the law, the Mercedes-driving man is likely to be fined CHF 1.08 million (USD 1 million), the highest speeding fine ever.

The driver had previously escaped being clocked by numerous speed cameras on his journey simply because he was going too fast and the instruments were incapable of clocking any speed beyond 200 km/h.

The camera that caught him driving at close to 300 km/h was a new generation of radar machines that was recently installed.

The world's previous ticket record stands at USD 290,000.
I bolded the really interesting part. All he has to do is get a faster car, and he's good.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

That's definitely over kill.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

That's not bad... 180mph.

Things are interesting at that speed.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

thats crazy
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

So what, I know a guy who has driven over 200 MPH and hasn't been busted going that speed either. He needs to kick things up a notch.
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That thing is ugly for it's $183,000 price tag. I love AMGs but if I had the cash I wouldn't touch that.


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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

The man defended himself on the grounds that his car's speedometer may have been faulty.
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Speeding tickets based on your income, hell I'd be going 100 mph wherever I went. For free.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

didnt this happen a few years ago and we discussed in here?

I did a quick search, but couldnt find the thread
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Originally Posted by twikoff View Post
I did a quick search, but couldnt find the thread
That's a shocker.
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I think the more alarming news is that the Swiss franc is almost at parity with the dollar.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

I love this
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But did he deliver the package?
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

Ummm...I get that he was a SWEDISH driver and that the SWISS police caught him but if I remember correctly Bern is in Switzerland not Sweden...Either that or what the hell were the Swiss police doing in sweden?

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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

He wasn't in Sweden, then, was he?
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

By the time they caught him he was in Switzerland.
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What's to get? He was visiting Switzerland. When your in somebody else's country, you better follow their rules.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
Speeding tickets based on your income, hell I'd be going 100 mph wherever I went. For free.
Wow, didn't know there were countries that actually did this. I've been asking for this (from nobody in particular) for a long time now. The uber-rich just don't feel a speeding ticket in the same manner that a middle or lower-class person does so there is little disincentive.

In my approach nobody gets by free. The low end is what we have at present. It only goes up from there.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
Wow, didn't know there were countries that actually did this. I've been asking for this (from nobody in particular) for a long time now. The uber-rich just don't feel a speeding ticket in the same manner that a middle or lower-class person does so there is little disincentive.

In my approach nobody gets by free. The low end is what we have at present. It only goes up from there.
What's worse is that they don't even need car insurance. If you have a bond held in your name to cover $10,000 in California, you can get away with not having car insurance.

Of course, who would want to do that, in the case of accident/fire/theft. But they can still afford to have minimal coverage.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

Well if you have a few hundred thousand in the bank, if not millions, it doesn't make much sense to have insurance since you can obviously afford to pay for damages.
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x 24 = a case of for you
Now see how fast you can drive. I bet you can beat that pussy in the article.
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At least they make him feel it. I always laugh at fines in the NBA...$10k for something, which is like a cup of coffee.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

Faulty speedometer, huh? I've made some weak excuses in my time, but that one is pretty bad.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

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At least they make him feel it. I always laugh at fines in the NBA...$10k for something, which is like a cup of coffee.
I agree. Start handing out fines that don't equal up to a quarter of playing time and maybe we'll see people behaving themselves.
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Re: Million dollar speeding ticket.

Hm... I wonder if the moderators would like to do that. Instead of just suspending someone, they could fine them.

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